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Ask the Expert: Why America Is Becoming More Progressive

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How have American demographic and geographic trends changed in the past 20 years? Why has the United States become more progressive? What do these trends say about what we should expect in the next 20 years?

 

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For more about the Progressive Studies Project, see:

Progressive Studies Project webpage

Report: New Progressive America: Twenty Years of Demographic, Geographic, and Attitudinal Changes Across the Country Herald a New Progressive Majority by Ruy Teixeira

Report: State of American Political Ideology, 2009

Interactive Map: A New Progressive America

Interactive Quiz: How Progressive Are You?

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