Record number of Americans identify themselves as liberals

There’s more of us than ever.

More Americans identified as liberal in 2014 than any point in the last two decades, closing the gap with those who consider themselves conservative to just a 14-percentage-point difference.

According to a new Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans identifying as liberal rose for a third straight year to 24 percent, while conservatives held steady at 38 percent. The gap between liberals and conservatives has been decreasing since 1996, when it was at its highest point since Gallup began its poll in 1992.

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