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Response to ProSense (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 12:07 AM

31. I know lots of college graduates that can't spell as well as I can..

I barely escaped got out of HS..

And yet..

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002357072

For Republicans, having a college degree didnít appear to make one any more open to what scientists have to say. On the contrary, better-educated Republicans were more skeptical of modern climate science than their less educated brethren. Only 19 percent of college-educated Republicans agreed that the planet is warming due to human actions, versus 31 percent of non-college-educated Republicans.

But itís not just global warming where the ďsmart idiotĒ effect occurs. It also emerges on nonscientific but factually contested issues, like the claim that President Obama is a Muslim. Belief in this falsehood actually increased more among better-educated Republicans from 2009 to 2010 than it did among less-educated Republicans, according to research by George Washington University political scientist John Sides.


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