Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Scientist Politics

by Andrew Gillen

Robin Hanson finds this picture

The source survey is behind a subscription firewall, so I can't tell you anymore.

Nevertheless, this is pretty striking both in the real lopsidedness, as well as the public misconception.

1 comment:

capeman said...

Another bizarro! They are talking about the Pew Center survey. Scientists do NOT characterize themselves as 56-2 liberal-conservative in that survey. There is a wide disparity in the report, but nothing like 56-2 (which simply isn't credible).

Still, there IS a wide disparity, scientists trend much more liberal than conservative.

Maybe that's something to think about. Why DON'T conservative-minded people go into science?