Everyone always says America is super right-wing (hierarchical), but it's just the politicians. At least in Northern Virginia, it's the people too. Took me too long to realize this.
Polls that show how right-wing American's feel about left-wing policies (but don't reveal that they are policies held by the left) result in showing that the majority of Americans are actually left-wing in regards to policy approval. Might be why Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America.