Collaboration with Nisbet, Cooper garners media attention

Our paper challenging claims that conservatives are uniquely anti-science has received a fair amount of press this month. We demonstrate that both conservatives and liberals tend to be more skeptical of scientific claims that challenge views commonly associated with their ideology. In our study, conservatives tended to resist accurate scientific claims about climate change and evolution, while liberals questioned equally accurate claims about fracking and nuclear energy. Both groups also became less trusting of the scientific community after reading the evidence-based information.


The article, and our blog posts on the topic, have been covered by numerous outlets. Here are a few examples:

New Republic:

Science Magazine:

The Guardian:

Pacific Standard:

Huffington Post:

National Journal:

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