Monthly Archives April 2016
On economic questions, for example, the share of Democrats who said that government regulation of business is necessary to protect the public interest increased from 50 percent in 1994 to 65 percent in 2015. Meanwhile, the share who said that reducing the federal deficit should be “a top priority” declined from 61 percent to 48 percent.Read More
ew’s data show that this shift isn’t just demographic. White Democrats have become more likely to identify as liberal, even more so than Democrats of color. And more Democrats of every age group put themselves in this category.
In a more detailed analysis, Pew also confirmed that the shift isn’t just a question of nomenclature. The center asked Americans a set of 10 questions about race, poverty, business, regulation, immigration, homosexuality and foreign policy. The share of Democrats whose attitudes on these questions were mostly liberal almost doubled, from 30 percent in 1994 to 56 percent in 2014Read More