Poll Shows More Americans Are ‘Socially Conservative’

A recent poll shows that the number of Americans identifying as “socially conservative” has reached its highest point in over 10 years.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Gallup’s latest poll shows that 38% of Americans identify as socially conservative, marking a five-point increase from 33% in 2022 and the highest increase since 2012. Less than 30% of Americans identified as “socially liberal,” a decrease from 33% in 2022.

“For most of the past eight years, Americans were about as likely to say they were liberal as conservative on social issues,” Gallup said regarding its findings. “This year, there is a more obvious conservative advantage.”

“The shift is mostly due to increasing social conservatism among Republicans when social issues such as transgender rights, abortion, and other hot-button concerns are prominent in the national public debate,” Gallup added.

“Greater social conservatism may be fostering an environment more favorable to passing conservative-leaning social legislation, especially in Republican-dominated states,” Gallup continued.

According to American Greatness, the political “makeup” of the U.S. has shifted significantly towards the Right in recent years, more so regarding abortion and the LGBT agenda.

Most Americans identify as pro-life, especially after the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2022 to overturn Roe v. Wade and send the issue of abortion back to the individual states.

Following increased criticism of promoting the LGBT agenda in public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, conservatives began protesting at school board meetings across the U.S., with many becoming elected to replace liberal school board members.

The New York Times reported that millennials are beginning to shift toward the Right, leaving the Democratic Party. “This may be because liberalism is not what it used to be,” according to Townhall.

In 2023, “pride month” has received its fair share of criticism. Anheuser-Busch’s beer company, Bud Light, lost nearly $30 billion and has been forced to buy its expired product from shelves after launching a partnership campaign with “transgender” celebrity Dylan Mulvaney.

Following Bud Light’s disaster, Target has lost $15 billion in market value after releasing a clothing line directed at children, featuring “pro-transgender” swimsuits and other LGBT merchandise.

The Gallup poll’s findings come while the U.S. continues to combat efforts from the Left to push “transgender” ideology on American society. Conservatives have sought to eliminate such efforts, with state-level laws banning “gender-affirming care” for children, and have boycotted corporations for pushing such ideologies.