View Poll Results: What % of people you know personally would self-ID as liberal?

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  • Less thann 10%

    6 1.14%
  • 10% - 25%

    18 3.42%
  • 26% - 45%

    32 6.07%
  • 46% - 55%

    55 10.44%
  • 56% - 75%

    104 19.73%
  • 76% - 90%

    170 32.26%
  • More than 90%

    99 18.79%
  • Not sure

    43 8.16%
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Thread: How many liberals to you actually know?

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    seems weird to me that folks live around such high percentages of liberals ... when liberals only make up 20% of the population

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    This question applies to all the adults who you’ve actually met, seen, interacted with, and who live within approximately 50 miles of you.

    They can be family members, friends, co-workers, fellow students, club members, whoever. The only other requirement is that both of you have to know each other by name.

    Now imagine that you asked each of these people, individually and privately, the following question: “How would you describe yourself politically?”

    What percentage of them would say something like “liberal” or “mostly liberal?”
    For me, the number is pretty large. I would say that at least 70% would describe themselves as liberal politically: there positions on issues demonstrate that as well.
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    seems weird to me that folks live around such high percentages of liberals ... when liberals only make up 20% of the population
    Where are you getting that statistic from?
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    About the last thing I ever ask any one is whether they are liberal or conservative. I really have no idea of what proportion is what, nor can I see why I would care.
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Now imagine that you asked each of these people, individually and privately, the following question: “How would you describe yourself politically?”

    What percentage of them would say something like “liberal” or “mostly liberal?”
    I knew one person who would admit to it, she was way political and hands down the most liberal person I ever met, I always enjoyed my discussions with her RIP. She also hated, hated paying taxes, lol. I know there are a few around but I don't know that anyone would admit it. Our county votes 70% republican.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    I knew one person who would admit to it, she was way political and hands down the most liberal person I ever met, I always enjoyed my discussions with her RIP. She also hated, hated paying taxes, lol. I know there are a few around but I don't know that anyone would admit it. Our county votes 70% republican.
    I don't know of anyone who likes paying taxes!
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Where are you getting that statistic from?
    Gallup...

    I was wrong..... it's 23%... an all time high! <chuckle>
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    I'd say that this year that number has decreased drastically, as I got a job working for a conservative charity organization, so now I know a lot more bible thumpers. I actually met a creationist priest in real life a couple of months ago. Yet, still a good guy. If you were to ask me last year that number would have been closer to 75% because I was working for a Health Care firm in Boston. I live in NJ, so I know quite a few liberals still. However, I have always had a good balance because my dad's side of the family is mostly conservative, while my moms side is liberal. My dads brother is liberal and my mom is a birther nut! HEHE. Even my sister is liberal.

    I don't consider myself one way or the other. I'm not an activist. I'm just a Republican.

    EDIT: I know more black conservatives than black liberals. However, I'm pretty sure some of them still voted for Obama. And I have no idea why, how can you vote for someone that clashes with your religious fundamentalism?
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    I don't know of anyone who likes paying taxes!
    really?... spend some more time here at DP... there's tons of people that profess to love paying taxes around here

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    About the last thing I ever ask any one is whether they are liberal or conservative. I really have no idea of what proportion is what, nor can I see why I would care.
    the only thing interesting to me about this poll is how many folks think they live around such high percentages of self identified liberals....

    but yeah, i don't ask anyone outright either.... it just comes out in conversation most of the time...

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