Liberals And Conservatives Are Both Biased Against Science, But In Different Ways

February 12, 2015 1:33 PM

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Liberals And Conservatives Are Both Biased Against Science, But In Different Ways

We usually think of political conservatives as the anti-science contingent, owing to their factions who deny, among other scientifically-verifiable facts, climate change and evolution. That may not be quite fair, as recent anti-vaccination arguments have often come from those who identify with the left. And new research suggests that, in fact, when it comes to scientific bias, we're all equally foolish. In other words? Anti-science thinking is a bipartisan issue.

According to new research from political scientists at Ohio State University, both the right and the left exhibit biases against scientific facts that don't support their own political views. The researchers found that individuals on both the left and the right express distrust in science when it co...

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