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article imageHow Americans See Political Labels

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By Tim O'Brien     Dec 31, 2011 in Politics
Certain political labels get tossed around all the time. How do Americans see themselves? With the Iowa caucus just a few days away, let's take a quick look at how the public sees political labels going into a presidential election year.
Pew Research has released their latest findings. Here is what they found.
- As for the word socialism, 60 percent found the label negative while 31 percent said positive. As for capitalism, a little closer range was found, 40 percent negative and 50 percent positive.
- 39 percent see liberal as negative and 50 percent positive. As for conservative, it was 39 percent negative and 62 percent positive.
- The libertarian label had 37 percent negative and 38 percent positive. Progressive, 22 percent negative and 67 percent positive.
They indicate little, overall, has changed since the last time they did this survey in April 2010.
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