Social conservatives feel demonized, marginalized, and defeated. To the point that many of them are considering dropping out of political activism or giving up on cultural issues to concentrate on less divisive causes.
But lo and behold, it turns out that the percentage of Americans who consider themselves social conservatives is surging! And the percentage of social liberals is dropping significantly.
Those are the findings of a Gallup Poll, the gold standard of opinion surveys. In the annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted just last month, researchers found at 38% of Americans said that they were conservative or very conservative on social issues. This is a jump from last year’s 33%, which was a jump from 30% in 2021.