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Why only 6% of the scientists are Republican, 55% Democrat, and the rest Independent?

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camila asked 5 years ago

Just Google it and you will find out that I am telling the truth. Is it because the Republicans are stupid?

11 Answers
HawkeHawke answered 5 years ago

The modern Republican party is openly hostile to science. That’s why.

cocococo answered 5 years ago

Your stats are ridiculous- provide a link if u can (which u can’t)

Now actually listen to what Democrats are saying and then tell me with a straight face that they’re not idiots.

Jones answered 5 years ago

“Is it because Republicans are stupid”? If you assume something it diminishes your intelligence a bit does it not?

Sandstorm answered 5 years ago

Not stupid, but they do think differently. Creation vs evolution is one thing. Romney says they are not going to be dictated to by fact checkers. Scientists are sticklers for facts.

formula1 answered 5 years ago

The Republicans are busy running businesses to fund all those useful studies like the reproductive habits of the south american beech bark beetle.

Yolanda answered 5 years ago

You do know that 90% of the idiots are also democrats?

Jones answered 5 years ago

I’m not saying this is it but maybe because they tend to work for facilities funded by the government and feel democrats will fund them better. This is false, the funding for science has decreased fairly steadily for forty years regardless of party in control.

A better question is why are both parties failing to fund science.

Scientist is also a very broad term. Social scientists and other as Sheldon Cooper would say hocum sciences are considered science.

The majority of doctors and engineers are Republican.

aeroaero answered 5 years ago

Democrats are stupid actually. Why is it that you follow idiotic polls. Most doctors oppose Obamacare and side with Republicans.

By the way, many independents are conservatives.

Melanie answered 5 years ago

Republican ideology suppress innovation and imagination. Conservatives love status quo and cannot tolerate people who question it. Democrats are more liberal. Innovation, imagination, and curiosity are common traits among scientists and artists. Put two and two together we can conclude that scientists and artists are more likely to be Democrats.

geoffrey answered 5 years ago

I think I love you.

Garrulous answered 5 years ago

It is no secret that the ranks of scientists and engineers in the United States include dismal numbers of Hispanics and African-Americans, but few have remarked about another significantly underrepresented group: Republicans.
No, this is not the punch line of a joke. A Pew Research Center Poll from July 2009 showed that only around 6 percent of U.S. scientists are Republicans; 55 percent are Democrats, 32 percent are independent, and the rest “don’t know” their affiliation.
This immense imbalance has political consequences. When President Obama appears Wednesday on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters (9 p.m. ET), he will be there not just to encourage youngsters to do their science homework but also to reinforce the idea that Democrats are the party of science and rationality. And why not? Most scientists are already on his side

It turns out that not many scientists are Republicans. Just 6%.

A full 87 percent of American scientists see their political alignment as Democrat or Independent, according to a new Pew Research poll.

Surprisingly or not, just six percent declared themselves Republican, and only nine percent overall expressed support of conservative ideology.

Most scientists identify as Democrats (55%), while 32% identify as independents and just 6% say they are Republicans.

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