Noun 1. progressivism - the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society.
"liberals are more likely to embrace than reject the label (26% vs. 17%), while conservatives are more likely to reject than embrace it (48% vs. 7%). Democrats are evenly divided on whether the term applies to their views, while Republicans overwhelmingly reject it." - Gallup
Taking these two quotes to mind, it is apparent that "Conservatives" and/or "Republicans" overwhelmingly want to keep things the way they are or make things worse and they most assuredly don't want to make anything at all in any way better.