Compare and contrast Liberalism and conservatism
Republican and Democratic lawmakers have evolved at basically the same rate on the issue of homosexuality, there is still a portion of the population that opposes interracial marriage and the American public holds a generally favorable opinion of cable news, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
Unsurprisingly, according to the survey, which was conducted from Jan. 23 to March 16, Republican and Democratic lawmakers in recent years have moved away from the so-called “moderate” middle, the growing divide being a mutual phenomenon.
But apart from finding that, no, Republican lawmakers are not the only ones who have moved away from the center and polarization is not asymmetric (you can read more about that here), the Pew study, which surveyed approximately 10, 013 adults, reported some fascinating details regarding the personal and political habits of both conservatives and liberals.
1. Love and Marriage
Both conservatives and liberals overwhelmingly support the idea of a family member marrying someone of a different race, with 71 percent of conservative respondents saying it wouldn’t matter to them and 85 percent of liberals saying the same.
However, the Pew poll also found that 23 percent of “consistently conservative” respondents said that they’d be unhappy with an interracial marriage in their family. Only 1 percent of respondents identified as “consistently liberal” said they would have a problem with someone marrying a different race.
Eleven percent of respondents identified as “mixed” said they’d be unhappy with an interracial marriage in their family.
Further, 11 percent of “consistently conservative” respondents said they would be unhappy if a family member married someone born and raised outside the U.S. Only 1 percent of “consistently liberal” respondents hold this same position.
And here’s something interesting: When respondents were asked to switch out race and nationality with gun owners and people without college degrees, the results were reversed.
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