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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    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!
    You are right no one likes paying taxes but most are resigned to doing so. Most of the actual hatred about sending our government money comes from people I know on the right, she was the exception.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    really?... spend some more time here at DP... there's tons of people that profess to love paying taxes around here
    I suspect most professing such are for the most part still in the theoretical stage of being taxpayers.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    I suspect most professing such are for the most part still in the theoretical stage of being taxpayers.
    .. good point

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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
    It's possible that a greater proportion of people who (a) are politically aware, and (b) go online happen to live in "blue" areas.
    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?

    Not quite half, but close. That's disproportionate given the area I'm at.
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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?”
    I live in an area that is about 75% registered Republican, but many years ago Big Corporate and
    the gov't tried to put Waste Nuke dumps in this area. We banded together against the common
    enemy and many of my friends are still those anti-nuke protestors. The area is stll Republican
    but at least they know enought to keep the nuke waste out. Actually, NIMBY, most don't care if
    they put it in your back yard. Many of those protestors became Greens, same as me, because we
    realize it is about CORPORATE power vs. humanity. Still think that way, I guess.

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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?
    It's a fluctuating figure, but generally speaking, self-identified conservatives and liberals can make up as much as 34-35% each. Sometimes studies show liberals being in the 20-some percentile, indicating a generally right-leaning country.
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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    Gallup...

    I was wrong..... it's 23%... an all time high! <chuckle>
    Liberal Self-Identification Edges Up to New High in 2013
    There's some reason to be wary about that figure and its implications.

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    Re: How many liberals to you actually know?

    It's really hard to identify most by any single persuasion. They tend to be more liberal on social issues and all over the map when it comes to taxes and how much should be used and where it should be used. A lot of our Republican representatives would be considered liberal in other areas of the country.

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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?”

    From what I've noticed, most tend to have no real political affiliation yet are generally easily swayed by the latest talking points on the main TV news channels. They'll officially have no interest in politics then during election week they'll watch news channels and go out and vote based off what they decided from the 10-15 minutes they watched on TV mainline news. That's how I'd say 75% of people who vote make their choice in America.


    So my answer would be:


    Under 30's: 75% Liberal

    30-95: 65% Conservative with 35% of that easily sway-able to Liberals if the issues favor the left
    Last edited by Ryan5; 01-01-15 at 06:20 PM.

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