View Poll Results: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

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    17 23.29%
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    15 20.55%
  • About the same

    26 35.62%
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    Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    Yes, I know, there are more political leans than just conservative/liberal, but I know some have an opinion on this specific question. I'm conducting an experiment. Does it seem to you that there are more liberals (and/or liberal posts) or more conservatives (and/or conservative posts) or is it about equal?

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    Re: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Yes, I know, there are more political leans than just conservative/liberal, but I know some have an opinion on this specific question. I'm conducting an experiment. Does it seem to you that there are more liberals (and/or liberal posts) or more conservatives (and/or conservative posts) or is it about equal?

    Poll to follow.
    At one time, when we had the stats page, we could look this up. At that time, conservatives outnumberd liberals by a fair margin here. That was quite some time ago, but I suspect that breakdown is still about the same. Can't prove it though.
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    Re: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    At one time, when we had the stats page, we could look this up. At that time, conservatives outnumberd liberals by a fair margin here. That was quite some time ago, but I suspect that breakdown is still about the same. Can't prove it though.
    No need to prove anything. I'm more interested in how it seems to people. There's no right or wrong answer here.

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    Re: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Yes, I know, there are more political leans than just conservative/liberal, but I know some have an opinion on this specific question. I'm conducting an experiment. Does it seem to you that there are more liberals (and/or liberal posts) or more conservatives (and/or conservative posts) or is it about equal?

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    not sure, PURE numbers wise it feels/seems pretty even

    extremest wise

    I can think of about 2-3 clearly insane or trolling left wing nuts and about 6-7 insane or trolling right wing nuts.

    again not a huge difference since I would never use the extremist to judge the group anyway

    Im gonna go with about even
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    Re: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    I find it pretty balanced, which is one reason DP does so well.

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    Re: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    Seems about even.

    It does seem we get little "blooms" of newbies from time to time in clots.

    Brief periods where one side or the other is "louder".
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    Re: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    There are more people who have been brainwashed by our political culture to believe that they are either liberal or conservative.

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    Re: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    I have been here for some years and while pendulum tends back and forth there is always a pretty even mix.

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    Re: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    I would imagine if you are conservative there are more liberals and if your liberal vice versa. Just be happy your in a place where people disagree with you.
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    Re: Are There More Liberals or More Conservatives on DP?

    DP is pretty balanced compared to some sites I've been on. I knew of two, one now defunct, that are overwhelmingly liberal to the point that even a marginal conservative position on a single issue will be met with a dogpile of dozens of posters, all breathing fire. I know of two that are so overwhelmingly conservative that the slightest "liberal" opinion is met by the same thing.

    In most threads, I see a pretty even mix in the number of posters arguing from the "liberal" and "conservative" positions. And then there are folks like me, who have both "liberal" and "conservative" positions, depending upon the issue. That's why I particularly enjoy posting here. Overall, it feels balanced.

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