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Why is a belief in science declining in right wingers, and ascending with the left?
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I usually know the answers to the questions I ask, but not this time.
A new Gallup poll
reveals that, in 2021, just 45 percent of Republicans report having a
"great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in science, compared to 72
percent of Republicans in 1975.
Democrats and independents have
remained largely confident in science as an institution over the years,
shifting from 67 percent to 79 percent, and 73 percent to 65 percent,
respectively, between 1975 and 2021.