Republicans beliefs VS Democrats beliefs
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich visits Kanzi, a 25-year-old Bonobo, at Great Ape Trust of Iowa in 2005. (Steve Pope/Associated Press)
In November, Mischa Fisher took to this space to criticize the notion that Republicans are the anti-science party. Plenty of Democrats hold views that contradict empirically established facts, and Republican skepticism is overblown, he wrote.
And yet ...
The Pew Research Center released new numbers Monday on how Americans view evolution. (The question was asked in a way to include those who believe God or a supreme being guided the process.) About six in 10 accept it, the poll found, but the partisan divide is wide:
It's not surprising that Republicans are less likely to believe in evolution that Democrats are; while the numbers vary from survey to survey, there has been a consistent gap. Republicans are also less likely to believe that the earth's climate is warming, or, if they accept that it is, to believe that the change is caused by human activity. But belief in climate change is actually on the uptick, among both Democrats and Republicans, having reached a nadir in 2009. (Some academics believe the recession helped to depress belief in warming, as people's worries about their immediate livelihood trumped longer-term concerns.)
What's surprising in the new Pew evolution numbers is the trend—a more than 10-point drop in belief among Republicans. What explains it?
Pew doesn't speculate but remarks on the confusing result:
Differences in the racial and ethnic composition of Democrats and Republicans or differences in their levels of religious commitment do not wholly explain partisan differences in beliefs about evolution. Indeed, the partisan differences remain even when taking these other characteristics into account.
One possibility is that respondents who identified as Republican and believed in evolution in 2009 are no longer identifying as Republicans. Fewer scientists, for example, are reportedly identifying with the GOP, and the overall trend is for fewer Americans to call themselves Republicans. But both Gallup and separate polling from Pew found approximately the same party ID in 2009 and 2013.
Another is that the rise of "intelligent design" education has helped to swing younger Americans against evolution. Yet the age breakdown remains similar in 2009 and 2013, with respondents ages 18 to 29 most likely to believe in evolution.fall haircut coffee shop cafes child astronomy lifestyle star haircuts styles one star in the sky man getting haircut at supercuts and fashion trending nail colors coffee mugs amazon scientific method steps for kids trending twitter philippines finding the right ratio of sugar to corn syrup picturesque piece black floral long sleeve tie-neck dress haircut trends business lifestyle lifestyle stock new trends in it her fashion scientific method definition psychology the new trend coffee health lifestyle green london lifestyle haircuts idaho falls id putlocker la confidential does fashion family relationships astrology symbols meaning my first coffee lifestyles of the rich and famous video coffee days polyvore sets at coffee haircut menu stars in the sky now explanation of the scientific method steps street style 2018 spring sea bean cafe scientific method steps guide middle school lifestyles of the rich and famous show episodes what astronomy trending news headlines coffee car glucose oxidation atp 30-32 thrust faults astronomy days dress up in style lifestyle career fashion styles 2019 hair revelation london street style spring 2018 astrologist definition y not fashion coffee bean glendora ca lifestyle should of fashion no no when fashion astronomy toys coffee job year of science what is uranus symbol best trends lifestyles of the rich and famous lyrics lost boyz deep astronomy trend city children lifestyle kind of astronomy strip coffee shop astronomy page astronomy mp3 trend market why data science scientific method steps different lifestyle leavenworth coffee shop hairstyle types for guys the final step in the scientific method is baby haircut winter outfits tumblr music trend coffee meets bagel review coffee point do coffee small haircut science is 4 trends fashion under she fashion supercuts prices popular nail colors now science museum okc healthy eating business science science business what's in the fashion what to wear to a wake level up lifestyle city coffee australia orange circle coffee big y coffee mobile lifestyle joseba joie dress be coffee haircuts open near me astrology chart calculator the rose nest clothing house science strike-slip movement science news magazine world of science lifestyle data female hairstyles names lifestyles of the rich and famous donald trump trends of 2015 astrology planets and houses german coffee disk names of stars and planets trends in news trend case own haircut cygnus constellation hemisphere largest celestial body in our solar system hairmasters park center she is in fashion science news 2019 sister beans coffee shop hair salon near me cheap 2011 haircut names of stars in the galaxy walk through scientific method for kids to this lifestyle dog lifestyle lifestyle people plate boundaries lulus business of love dress salon up lifestyles of the rich and famous host so fashion on time fashion three coffee roots hair devotion roy's station rice village coffee shops astronomy music what if science hydro electric science fair project anoxic pronunciation house of lifestyle lifestyle definition wikipedia fault zone what in fashion now haircut boys how to open the coffee in space haircut inc art and lifestyle list coffee how to find trending hashtags on twitter type trends against science james edward salon food stylist representation echo coffee hours middle ground coffee shop kreb cycle human fat haircut summer 2018 cute outfits for school starsky and hutch up and up coffee colorful constellation
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