Wednesday, February 26, 2014
More On That National Science Foundation Science Ignorance Survey
James Lindgren over at Volokh Conspiracy digs into the numbers from the 2012 version of the survey, and discovers, contrary to what many smug liberals might want to believe, the ignorance is pretty bipartisan. Yes,the predictable conservative Republicans don't believe in evolution (although most could correctly describe it), but a thin majority of Democrats did not know that the Earth goes around the Sun, and even fewer knew that it takes one year. Conservatives Republicans were less likely to believe in astrology than Democrats.