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The Audacious Epigone: Republicans are more scientifically literate than Democrats or independents are

It is often insinuated by major media sources that Republicans are less scientifically literate than Democrats are, primarily because of the former’s skepticism over evolution and opposition to taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research…

The following table shows differences in responses to the science module of items deployed by the GSS during 2004 and 2006* by partisan identification…

The media insinuation is applicable when the issue is evolution, but for the rest of science, there is scant evidence to support the assertion that Republicans are more ignorant than Democrats and independents are. To the contrary, Republicans tend to be better informed.

via The Audacious Epigone: Republicans are more scientifically literate than Democrats or independents are.

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