We all have formulated our political beliefs….but what political group do you fall into?
An expansive new Pew Research Center survey, mostly conducted in July, breaks the American electorate into nine distinct groups, which Pew calls “political typology.” It’s something it’s produced periodically since the 1980s, but the findings released this week are based on a much larger sample size.Republicans, in this view, are a coalition of four subgroups:
- Faith and Flag Conservatives.
- Committed Conservatives.
- Populist Right.
- Ambivalent Right.Democrats are also a coalition of four subgroups:
- Progressive Left.
- Establishment Liberals.
- Democratic Mainstays.
- Outsider Left.A large portion of the public — 15% — makes up Pew’s ninth group: Stressed Sideliners. These are people who don’t have a clear partisan orientation, have a mix of conservative and liberal views and may not take part in elections.
I guess by the Pew standards I would be considered an Outsider Left.
Again I ask…..which are you?
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