Election 2012

Promotion of "Traditional Values" Takes a Back Seat

Only forty percent of voters think promotion of values is an important role of government

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Fewer Americans than ever believe the government should promote traditional values, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Only 40 percent of registered voters believe promoting traditional values is an important role for government, down from 57 percent in 2008, according to a CNN/ORC survey. The finding could benefit Democrats, if voters believe GOP is spending too much time pushing a social agenda.