A recent poll reveals that the number of Americans identifying themselves as “social conservatives” has reached its highest level in over a decade.
In the latest poll conducted by Gallup, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon, it was found that 38% of Americans now identify as socially conservative. This marks a notable increase of 5 percentage points from 33% in 2022 and represents the highest level of identification with this label since 2012.
On the other hand, the percentage of Americans identifying as “socially liberal” has decreased from 33% last year to 29%.
Gallup said, “For most of the past eight years, Americans were about as likely to say they were liberal as conservative on social issues. This year, there is a more obvious conservative advantage. Greater social conservatism may be fostering an environment more favorable to passing conservative-leaning social legislation, especially in Republican-dominated states.”
The results of the poll arrive at a time when the nation is grappling with ongoing attempts from the left to promote transgender ideology in American society.
In response, conservatives have been actively working to counter these efforts through the enactment of state-level laws that prohibit practices like gender transition treatments for children.
Amid increased attention on the promotion of homosexuality and transgenderism in public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, grassroots conservatives initiated widespread protests at school board meetings throughout the country. These actions ultimately led to the election of many conservative individuals who replaced liberal school board members.
A growing number of Americans now identify as pro-life, leading to a notable development last year when the Supreme Court made a landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade after nearly five decades. This decision has restored the authority over abortion regulations to individual states.
Additionally, this year’s “pride month,” which typically celebrates diverse sexual orientations, has witnessed numerous boycotts against various companies that actively promote transgenderism.
For instance, the beer company Bud Light suffered a significant financial setback, losing $27 billion and needing to repurchase expired beer from store shelves, following a disastrous sponsorship campaign featuring Dylan Mulvaney, a male actor who identifies as a woman.
Similarly, Target experienced a decline of $15 billion in market value after introducing a line of swimsuits and clothing endorsing transgender identities, primarily targeted at young children.
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— Swarajya (@SwarajyaMag) May 29, 2023