A new survey from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center finds strains in both the Democratic and Republican coalitions, stoking concerns in each party going into this fall’s midterm elections and beyond.
The group’s Political Typology survey places Americans into eight political categories, ranging from “steadfast conservatives” to “solid liberals” based on their answers to 23 questions about their political beliefs. The results show a clear divisions within each party on a range of issues.
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The 2014 Political Typology:
The new groups differ from the 2011 Typology (below):
How each of the groups vote:
The divisions on the Left:
“Hard-Pressed Skeptics” believe government is almost always wasteful, but want it to do more to help the needy:
The divisions on the Right:
“Young Outsiders” are challenging the GOP’s traditional platform:
Conservatives are divided over the role of the United States in the world:
The center isn’t enamored with either party’s approach to the middle class:
What they think about Climate Change:
What they think about legalizing Marijuana:
PEW RESEARCH CENTER