Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-14-2014

Publication Title

SAGE Open

Volume

4

Issue

1

First page number:

1

Last page number:

8

Abstract

We examine issues involving science which have been contested in recent public debate. These “contested science” issues include human evolution, stem-cell research, and climate change. We find that few respondents evince consistently skeptical attitudes toward science issues, and that religious variables are generally strong predictors of attitudes toward individual issues. Furthermore, and contrary to analyses of elite discourse, partisan identification is not generally predictive of attitudes toward contested scientific issues.

Keywords

Climate change; Evolution; Partisanship; Religion; Science; Stem cell research

Disciplines

Anthropology | Folklore | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social and Cultural Anthropology

Language

English

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244013518932

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