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Global warming skeptics as knowledgeable about science as climate change believers, study says

Posted May 29 2012 3:07am

Global warming skeptics as knowledgeable about science as climate change believers, study says

dr dre beats cheapThe quiz, containing 22 questions about both science and statistics, was given to 1,540 representative Americans. Respondents who were relatively less worried about global warming got 57 percent of them right, on average, just barely outscoring those whose who saw global warming as a bigger threat. They got 56 percent of the questionsbeats by dr dre studio cheapcorrect."AsWholesale Beats By Drerespondents’ science literacy scores increased, their concern with climate change decreased," the paper, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, notes.Yale Law Professor Dan Kahan, the lead author of the study, cautioned that the survey results are not evidence for or against climateBeats By Dre Cheapchange.
Kahancheap beats by dresaid that he thought another finding of the study was more important: That people’s cultural views – how much they value things like individualism and equality -- affect their views on global warming much more than actual knowledge about science. Regardless of how much they know about science, individualists were relatively unconcerned about global warming, whereas those who value equality were very concernedCheap Beats By Dr Dre
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