Politics

 

One of us is a former state first lady.

Although most of us say there has been no change in our political orientation as we get older, we do seem to be more liberal than we were ten years ago. 56% of us place ourselves at the liberal end of a scale, and virtually all the rest of us are moderates.

77% voted for John Kerry in 2004 and 18% voted for George Bush. 61% are Democrats, 16% Republicans, the rest are independents or other.

International politics and world peace top the list of most important issues facing the country, where ten years ago we were most concerned about education and social issues. We're still worried about healthcare, the environment, and the economy.