Sunday, April 01, 2012

How conservatives went from trusting science the most in the early 1970s, to 35% trust by 2010

Excerpt: American conservatives have lost trust in science over the last 40 years while moderates and liberals have remained constant in the stock they put in the scientific community, a new study finds. The most educated conservatives have slipped the most, according to the research set to appear in the April issue of the journal American Sociological Review.

Gordon Gaulet, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina, told the blog Live Science "There's been this need to cultivate conservative ideas in reaction to what is perceived as mainstream culture, which a lot of conservatives would suggest is biased toward secular liberalism."

Study: Conservatives Lose Trust In Science?

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