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The Ever Growing Partisan Divide Over Global Warming

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyApr 20, 2011 2:45 PM

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My latest DeSmogBlog item is about the depressing results from a comprehensive new public opinion study by Aaron McCright and Riley Dunlap. Basically, the headline findings are:

1. Democrats (liberals) and Republicans (conservatives) have vastly different degrees of acceptance of climate science. 2. The two groups are growing more polarized, not less so. 3. Education or self-described understanding of the issue doesn't make it better--if you're a Republican.

All very consistent with my motivated reasoning piece, of course. Head on over to DeSmogBlog for a much more thorough discussion of McCright's & Dunlap's findings.

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