Study: Democrats Are Rather Clueless On Climate Change

It’s a shock

From the article

A survey has found some interesting takeaways about Kentuckians’ attitudes toward climate change, including that the biggest influence on beliefs may be political affiliation rather than scientific knowledge.

There have been numerous studies about attitudes toward climate change around the country, but very few have looked at Kentucky specifically. For her master’s thesis at Kentucky State University, Jennifer Hubbard-Sanchez surveyed 229 Kentuckians about their climate change beliefs and knowledge.

She had three major hypothesis

  • That those who self-identify as Democrats would be more likely to say that climate change is happening and is being caused by humans, while people who self-identify as Republicans would be less likely to come to those conclusions;
  • That people with a higher understanding of climate science would be more likely to believe that climate change is happening; and
  • That people with a higher understanding of climate science would be more likely to believe that climate change is being caused by humans.

She decided to practice Science, and found some interesting conclusions

But only Hubbard-Sanchez’s first hypothesis was supported by her study. Overwhelmingly, the factor that influenced how people felt about climate change and its causes was their political affiliation. In fact, she found that the Democrats who took her survey didn’t know as much about climate science as the Republicans did. And yet, despite their levels of knowledge, both Republicans and Democrats echoed their party lines.

We’ve seen this time and time again. Democrats profess belief that climate change is mostly/solely caused by Mankind, especially “carbon pollution”, yet, their actual science foundation is rather low. They simply devolve into duckspeak and insults when confronted with facts.

“Democrats are saying ‘yes, this is happening,’ without knowing as much science,” Hubbard-Sanchez said. “And Republicans, who know more, their knowledge score was higher but their belief score was lower.”

Because we know better, and also understand that the issue is primarily political, not scientific.

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3 Responses to “Study: Democrats Are Rather Clueless On Climate Change”

  1. JGlanton says:

    People I know who are pro-AGW think that they know a lot about it. But what they know are political things, like the 97% survey, statements of consensus, reports of glacial melting, and usually some voodoo stuff about weird weather and storms. None have scientific education. Some are very sure of themselvrs and think that they are experts. None have physics or thermodynamics education. They don’t have a clue about the Ideal Gas law or the Laws of Thermodynamics. They don’t have a clue about the Scientific Method. One ‘expert’ friend called me a Flat Earther because I am a non-believer in the consensus. Which shows that he doesn’t even have a clue about science history, because Flat Earthers were consensus followers.

  2. Liam Thomas says:

    IF a DEMOCRAT WANTS TO BE ELECTED….they must believe in certain things and embrace it with all their might.

    One of those things is AGW. To deny, be conflicted or waiver on AGW will for almost certainty find you seeking another job elsewhere.

    To be fair the same is true for the right….Every professed GOP’er MUST endorse the repeal of Obamacare or they too will find no support by the moronic collective right who actually think that they guy/gal they are electing actually gives a flying FF about anything other then a paycheck and a lot of under the table money.

    Both sides are ENORMOUS LIARS and if you think any person left or right is NOT AN ENORMOUS LIAR and JACKASS you are in la la land.

  3. Jeffery says:

    You should have read the actual paper. She surveyed 229 Kentuckians. Did you even read the “knowledge questions”? It was easy since there were only a few of them.

    to compare the effect of political affiliation on knowledge score, and it was found that, although there were no statistically significant differences in group means,

    We scientists call that no significant difference. The differences in mean scores were miniscule.

    So what you have is a conclusion based on bias.

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