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A report or the Commonweal Institute prepared by TrounstineResearch Associates.” 
 
WHAT DO“PROGRESSIVES”BELIEVE?
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A report for the Commonweal Institute prepared byTrounstine Research Associates
 
What Do ‘Progressives’ Believe?
What Do “Progressives” Believe?
A report for the Commonweal Instituteprepared by Trounstine Research Associates
Jessica Trounstine, Ph.D.Princeton University Principal Author May 008Funding or this report was provided by the A. H. Zeppa Family Foundation.© 008, Commonweal Institute, Inc.
Jessica Trounstine is an Assistant Proessor o Politics and Public Aairs at Princeton University.Her research interests include urban politics, political parties, and electoral institutions at thesub-national level. Her work has ocused on the representation o traditionally under-representedgroups in American states and cities, and combines qualitative historical analysis with quantitativemethods. Jessica is the author o a number o articles on these topics and a book manuscript oncity politics entitled
Urban Empires: The Rise and Fall o Monopoly Government in American Cities.
She has current projects investigating elon disenranchisement, voter mobilization at the locallevel, and the eect o election laws on political outcomes and policy. In addition to academics, Dr.Trounstine has served as a ellow with the National Sustainable Cities Leadership Project, workedas a consultant or city government reorm, and was a spokesperson or Caliornia Governor GrayDavis. Dr. Trounstine received her PhD in Political Science rom the University o Caliornia at SanDiego.The Commonweal Institute is an alliance o independent thinkers rom outside the D.C. Beltwayleading conversations in media outlets and social networks about American values and progressiveproblem-solving.  We envision a society in which the advancement o human rights, civil liberties,participatory democracy, justice, strong and caring communities, and a more secure andsustainable uture coexist with responsible global capitalism.  Our goal is to engage all segments o society in the creation o a new balance between private interests and the common good.  To learnmore, visit us on the web at commonwealinstitute.org.
Commonweal Institute35 Sharon Park Drive, Suite 33Menlo Park, CA 9405650.854.9796ino@commonwealinstitute.org
 
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Table­o­Contents­­2Executive­Summary­­4Introduction­­5Background­­6The­Ingredients­o­Ideology­­7­Equality­­9­Individualism­­9­Big/LimiteGovernment­and­Freedom­­9­Traditionalism­­10­Foreign­Policy­­10­Caveats­­10Media­Usage­­11Selidentication­­12­Harris­­13­Pew­­13­Zogby­­13­Kaiser­­14­Gallup­­­14­Democracy­Corps­­14­Rasmussen­­15­ANES­­15Methodology­­15Values­o­SelIdentied­Progressives­­16­Political­Equality­­16­Social­Equality­­17­Economic­Equality­­17­Limited­Government/Freedom­­18­Traditionalism­­18­Foreign­Policy­­19­Individualism­­20Demographics­o­SelIdentied­Progressive20­Harris­and­Gallup­Split­Sample­­21­Pew­­22­Democracy­Corps­and­Rasmussen­­22­Gallup­and­Kaiser­­24­Gallup­Preerence­­26­Zogby­­26Conclusions­and­Recommendations­­27Reerences­­28
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