The United States is full of people touting their family and faith.
The New York Times' Upshot asked 2,204 Americans to list the three identities that meant the most to them.
ranked as the values Americans deemed most important, the report said.
Here's a breakdown:
said family status was the most important.
said religion was the most important.
said gender and age were the most important.
said occupation and nationality were most important.
said political party was most important.
topped the list of identities seen as very important.
finished fourth on the "very important" list.
The Times report noted that politics and partisanship don't mean as much to American identity as we think. But the other factors — family, religion or gender — impact partisanship.
"That means that while people may not explicitly prioritize their politics when asked to describe themselves, these other identities now offer a clearer window into their politics. Today, a white Christian Southerner is highly likely to be a Republican. A nonreligious, nonwhite woman is highly likely to be a Democrat. 'Identity politics,' even without explicitly mentioning politics at all, can apply to either group."
Check out The Upshot for the information found in the survey.