The percentage of individuals who identify as conservative in 2012 outnumber those who identify as liberal in 47 out of the 50 states [48, not 47 – ed.], in addition to the District of Columbia (D.C.) according to a Gallup poll released on Feb. 1.
Nationally, the amount of self-identified conservatives (38 percent) still outnumbers liberals (23 percent). The disparity between conservatives and liberals has remained consistent since Gallup began its tracking in 2008.
The top three conservative states in the U.S. were Alabama, with 50.6 percent of its citizens identifying as conservative followed by North Dakota and Wyoming, which both had 48.6 percent.
Two states—Massachusetts and Rhode Island—along with the District of Columbia were the only places where there were more self-identified liberals than conservatives.