Conservatives become more skeptical of science

– Study: Trust in science among educated conservatives plunges
“Conservatives, particularly those with college educations, have become dramatically more skeptical of science over the past four decades, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review. 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.”

“’The scientific community … has been concerned about this growing distrust in the public with science. And what I found in the study is basically that’s really not the problem. The growing distrust of science is entirely focused in two groups—conservatives and people who frequently attend church,’” says the study’s author, University of North Carolina postdoctoral fellow Gordon Gauchat.”

“Liberals have remained fairly steady in their opinion of the scientific community over the interim, while conservative trust in science has plummeted,” quoting Liz Goodwin in The Lookout.
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– Ramtha on the differences between Conservatives (right) and Liberals (left)

“The people who want to rule the world are always severe right; they are never leftists. Leftists are the flower children.

They are the people that feed the hungry and take care of the sick and take care of your grandmother when you can’t support her.”

– Ramtha
Primary Retreat
Yelm, WA
March 23, 2012

Posted: March 29th, 2012 - Featured Articles, News Headlines, Ramtha

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