Happy Hour News
Hey guys, remember the other day when we were speculating that the Enlightenment was ending because Possum Hollar would much rather believe in witches, demons, and in that Floriduh Lady prophet with the hot pink hair (you know, the one who says she is a Weather Warrior), and they do not believe in Science because: vaccines and whatnot?
Seems someone was listening in on us and are happy to provide us with datapoints!
- Republicans’ confidence in science nearly 30 points lower than in 1975
- Democrats more confident in science than in 1975
- Trust in science among all Americans is slightly lower
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixty-four percent of U.S. adults say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in science, compared with 70% when Gallup last measured it more than four decades ago. The modest decline overall obscures more significant changes among political partisans. Republicans today are much less likely than their predecessors in 1975 to have confidence in science. Meanwhile, Democrats today have more confidence than their fellow partisans did in the past.
So, yeah, it wasn’t our imagination. Conservatives would rather drink bleach than have a vaccine; have an exorcism than make an appointment with a therapist, and call upon an Army of Angels than get out of the way of a hurricane.