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Link: Major Gaps Between the Public, Scientists on Key Issues

melian          22 October 2015 03:58 PM

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melian 23 October 2015 05:09 AM

According to the poll, the global warming is now a racial issue Ė most blacks and Hispanics believe in anthropogenic global warming, most whites donít.


is4junk 23 October 2015 03:15 PM

There is a much larger difference between the 'grad+ science degree' and the 'American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)' then I would have thought.

27% point gap for the warming question
36% point gap for GM food safety

I wonder what the cause of that is?


melian 24 October 2015 05:29 AM

My first guess was that the difference might be explained by peer pressure. Most 'grads+ science degree' work in a private sector where most of their colleagues lean towards republicans. Most AAAS members might have zero republicans among their friends and close colleagues. However, this does not explain the difference on the GM question.