Conservatives reject liberal’s definition of “science”
March 29, 2012 2 Comments
Yahoo News blogger Liz Goodwin details the sad story of Conservatives revolting against knowledge itself:
“Study: Trust in science among educated conservatives plungesConservatives, particularly those with college educations, have become dramatically more skeptical of science over the past four decades..”
Fewer than 35 percent of conservatives say they have a “great deal” of trust in the scientific community now, compared to nearly half in 1974.
In 2008, half of all conservatives believed in climate change. By 2010, only a third did, compared to more than 70 percent of liberals, according to a Gallup poll.