Looks like conservatism is still dominant and the liberal camp is still shrinking:
Political ideology in the U.S. held steady in 2011, with 40% of Americans continuing to describe their views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This marks the third straight year that conservatives have outnumbered moderates, after more than a decade in which moderates mainly tied or outnumbered conservatives.
That's almost a 2-to-1 edge, people. I probably shouldn't gloat, since my self-description as "a moderate conservative with strong libertarian instincts and a few liberal skeletons in the closet" wouldn't put me in with the 40 percent. I don't feel "moderate" either, though. The "very conservative" and "very liberal" numbers are interesting -- just 10 percent and 6 percent. Sure make a lot of noise for such small groups, huh?