Washington (CNN) – Americans are far more likely to self identify as conservatives rather than as a liberals or moderate, according to a new Gallup poll released Friday.
The state with the most conservatives in the U.S. for 2010 was Mississippi, with 50.1 percent claiming conservative political views. Gallup also reported that 50.1 percent is the largest majority ever seen in the three years they have conducted this survey. Other states, including Idaho and Alabama, came in close at a little over 48 percent each.
The most liberal state isn't even a technically state at all. The District of Columbia topped the list with 41.1 percent espousing liberal political beliefs. Vermont was a distant second, with 30.5 percent.
Not surprisingly, Gallup also reported that the more conservative states in the nation were congregated in the south and west, with their liberal counterparts on the east and west coasts.
According to Gallup, "The top 10 rankings make clear that conservative identification is much more common than liberal identification." Each of the top 10 conservative states came in at over 45 percent, however, only the District of Columbia surpassed the 31 percent mark for liberals. And in every state, conservatives outnumbered liberals.
The Gallup survey had a sample size of 182,538 adults. The margins of error for each state differed, between plus or minus 6 percent and plus or minus 3 percent.