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Study Finds Conservative Trust In Science Declining
2012-04-01 06:11:11

Conservative voters say that they have less confidence in the institution of science now than they did during the mid-1970s, claims a study published last Thursday in the American Sociological Review. According to USNews.com reporter Jason Koebler, the study, which was conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sociologist Gordon Gauchat, found that just 35% said that they had a "great deal of trust in science" in 2010. In comparison, in 1974, 48% said that they trusted the...

2012-01-27 14:19:06

Republicans and Democrats are less divided in their attitudes than popularly believed, according to new research. It is exactly those perceptions of polarization, however, that help drive political engagement, researchers say. "American polarization is largely exaggerated," says Leaf Van Boven of the University of Colorado Boulder, especially by people who adopt strong political stances. And when people perceive a large gap between political parties, they may be more motivated to vote....

2011-08-10 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday's historic Wisconsin recall elections showed just how vulnerable Republicans are in the November 2012 elections - and how vulnerable Gov. Walker is to a recall election himself. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100929/DNCLOGO) Consider some of the significant Republican advantage in these recalls, and how rare recall elections are overall: Never in the history of Wisconsin -- or the nation -- has a recall effort of...


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