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The Progressive Majority | Media

June 14, 2007

I tried to find the original pointer to this study by Media Matters, but was unsuccessful, apologies to the source. Media Matters writes the following which I found surprising, and hope you are also encouraged by it:

Conventional wisdom says that the American public is fundamentally conservative – hostile to government, in favor of unregulated markets, at peace with inequality, wanting a foreign policy based on the projection of military power, and traditional in its social values.

But as this report demonstrates, that picture is fundamentally false.[snip]
This report gathers together years of public opinion data from unimpeachably nonpartisan sources to show that on issue after issue, the majority of Americans hold progressive positions. And this is true not only of specific policy proposals, but of the fundamental perspectives and approaches that Americans bring to bear on issues.

Nor is the progressive majority merely a product of the current political moment. On a broad array of issues, particularly social issues, American opinion has grown more and more progressive over the past few decades. In contrast, it is difficult to find an issue on which the public has grown steadily more conservative over the last 10, 20, or 30 years.

Media Matters – The Conservative Majority Myth.

One Comment
  1. George permalink
    July 29, 2008 8:35 pm

    I understand that Media Matters is not really a non profit because they assualt conservatives. That’s not what a non profit should be doing. Also, they need to come clean with their tax records and the public should demand that they do so.

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