A Gallup poll published in June found that 38% of Americans identify as “conservative” or “very conservative” when it comes to social issues, the highest rate since 2012. Some 44% of respondents said they were economically conservative, also the highest rate since 2012.
Social conservativism has risen in the U.S. by 5% since 2022, when just 33% of Americans rated themselves in such a fashion. However, this also rose from 2021, when just 30% said the same thing. Rapid changes in our sociology over the last two years has likely shaped the American mindset toward social conservativism.
Gallup noted things like “transgender matters, abortion, crime, drug use and the teaching of gender and sexuality in schools” as reasons why people now consider themselves more socially conservative. But surely these factors were just normal things to dislike prior to this strange time in our sociological history?
Socially Conservative = Common Sense
Could it merely be that the language around what defines a social conservative has changed dramatically over the last few years?
“Greater social conservatism may be fostering an environment more favorable to passing conservative-leaning social legislation, especially in Republican-dominated states. Indeed, in the past year, many Republican states have passed stricter constraints on abortions, limited choices for transgender youth in sports participation and healthcare, and placed prohibitions on what topics can be discussed in classroom settings,” Gallup’s team described in their discussion of the poll data.
Huge Wins For Republicans, Christians, And Americans
Many pieces of Republican legislation are designed to protect Americans, our freedom of speech, and the rights we have to protect our children. For example, Louisiana’s Senate has revived a law that would protect children from irreversible damages caused by so-called “gender affirming care.” (LEARN MORE: World Expert Says Transgenderism Is ‘Mental Disorder,’ Sex Changes Are ‘Biologically Impossible,’ And The Industry Will Collapse Like Eugenics Did)
In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a law that banned schools from discussion children’s sexual orientation and gender identity with them. It further provides parents with all of the necessary information on what their children are being taught in schools.
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