Red Tide: ’Bama displaces Mississippi as most ‘conservative’ state

Alabama has taken the crown previously held by Mississippi as the most conservative state in the union, according to a new Gallup poll. Last year the top four were Mississippi, Utah, and Wyoming, with Alabama coming in fourth, Time magazine reports.

Overall, Americans in 2012 remained more likely to identify as conservative (38 percent) than as moderate (36 percent) or as liberal (23 percent), although liberals have gained 2 percentage points compared to 2011.

Read the Time story.