- The Washington Times - Friday, January 9, 2015

The number of self-identified conservatives continued to outpace the number of moderates and liberals in the U.S. population in 2014, though the gap between conservatives and liberals was the smallest in Gallup’s trends since 1992.

The percentage of adults who identified themselves as politically conservative was 38 percent — unchanged from 2013. The percentage of moderates, 34 percent, was also unchanged, while 24 percent considered themselves liberal, the third straight year that number increased by a percentage point.

In 1992, meanwhile, about four in 10 Americans identified themselves as moderate, with conservatives at 36 percent and liberals at 17 percent.

Results were based on aggregated telephone interviews from 15 Gallup polls conducted in 2014, with a random sample of 16,479 U.S. adults; the margin of error is plus or minus 1 percentage point.

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