Economic issues When it comes to matters of the economy, America remains a fiscally conservative nation. When asked to self-identify, 46% of adults consider themselves to be conservative on economic issues. Only 20% claim to be liberal. Conservatives Outnumber Liberals By More Than 2:1 | Red Dog Report The gap is narrower on social issues, but conservatives still outnumber liberals, 38% to 28%. So between Economic issues and social issues Conservatives outnumber liberals by a minimum of 10% to as much as 26%!