Big Government Independents (B.G.I.)

The Pew Research Center calls this group Next Generation Left

Surveys of the American public conducted by the Pew Research Center (2014) indicate that they are in substantial agreement with around 12% of the American populace.


We believe homosexuals should have equal rights in society, and we believe that abortion should be legal in most cases. We believe that we should spend money to protect the environment. We believe that America should be a good citizen in the international community. We support an activist government, but most of us would like to see reductions for spending on the social safety net.

91% of us believe it is NOT necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values but about half of us do attend church

81% of us believe that Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost

71% of us believe that Relying too much on military force to defeat terrorism creates hatred that leads to more terrorism

68% of us believe that Government aid to the poor does more good than harm

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