Conservatism is liberalism’s shadow, part XXVIII:
There is a lot of talk about how the socially conservative, economically leftist quadrant of the political compass is drastically underserved (while the socially liberal, economically ‘conservative’ is full of corporately-funded chiefs who don’t have any indians).
Maybe, but one thing that becomes apparent when sifting through social survey data is how relentlessly leftward so many social attitude indicators have moved over the last couple of decades and continue to move further still today, especially among whites.
Conservatives have held on guns–which is more of a libertarian issue to begin with–and abortion. That’s about it. On every other front in the Culture War, there aren’t battles being waged–there are routs being made.
GSS variables used: GRASS, POLVIEWS(1-3)(4)(5-7), YEAR