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Americans at the ends of the ideological spectrum are the most active in national politics

Posted on AllSides January 8th, 2022
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U.S. adults who fall on either end of the ideological spectrum are more active than other Americans across several measures of political engagement, from voting to posting about politics on social media to donating to campaigns. Americans who hold less consistently liberal or conservative views, by contrast, tend to be less engaged on these topics, as Pew Research Center studies have long found. Here are some recent findings that illustrate this dynamic.

In a major 2021 study, the Center sorted Americans into nine political typology groups, based on an analysis of...

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