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Global warming belief non-correlated with science knowledge

Peer-reviewed study, folks. In fact, “a small increase in the odds of folks seeing global warming as not too serious in the most science literate people in the survey.” Study author’ explanation (summarized by news guy): “What's going on? Basically people with technical smarts just use their abilities to better rationalize their already-held views. And why is that? Fitting in with your friends matters a lot more to people than getting climate science right, suggests Kahan, by email.” Same correlation observed for nuclear power. Popular account: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2012/05/study-personality-split-climate-views-not-science-literacy/1#.T8O6xMWuXSg Peer-reviewed (and non-global-warming-disagreeing) journal of original publication: http://www.nature.com/nclimate/
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