There are more than twice as many Americans who consider themselves conservative on economic issues as opposed to liberal, according to a new Gallup Poll Friday.
Almost half of those surveyed, 46 percent, said their views about the economy are conservative, while just 20 percent said they were liberal. About a third, 32 percent, said they are moderate when it comes to the economy.
Americans are also more likely to be conservative than liberal on social issues — 38 percent said their views on social matters are conservative, compared with 28 percent who said they are liberal and 31 percent who said they are moderate.
From 2001 to 2008, an average of 42 percent of Americans identified themselves as being conservative on economic issues. In the past four years, this average climbed to 48 percent, along with a decline in people who said they hold moderate views on the economy.