When you give a large sample of Americans questionaires and watch how their answers cluster, you find that the following are the largest groups (defined by common patterns of survey answers) in which Americans cluster:
11% Social Conservatives
9% Pro-Government Conservatives
14% Conservative Democrats
10% Disadvantaged Democrats
The survey tells me that at the moment I am a “Liberal.” Huh. Big surprise there!
This group has nearly doubled in proportion since 1999, Liberals now comprise the largest share of Democrats and is the single largest of the nine Typology groups. They are the most opposed to an assertive foreign policy, the most secular, and take the most liberal views on social issues such as homosexuality, abortion, and censorship. They differ from other Democratic groups in that they are strongly pro-environment and pro-immigration, issues which are more controversial among Conservative and Disadvantaged Democrats.