Reality Check: The American Ideological Map

“There are two kinds of people in this world, those who think there are two kinds of people in this world and those who know better.”

Tom Robbins

Reframing American ideological orientations with empirical data is fraught with resistance with the false dichotomy, “Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum” “liberal/conservative” two-party binary choice still holding popular sway. The vast array of value systems and interests that shape public political attitudes are far more intricate than the American “two-party system” to express. Yet, to the…