Your family feud is more likely to be about global warming than guns or abortion
Does life start when a sperm high-fives an egg, or do they have to make out? Who cares? Climate change is WAY more fun to argue about! At least according to a new poll by the Carsey Institute, reports Climate Progress:
Survey researcher Lawrence Hamilton polled 568 New Hampshire residents and found that Democrats and Republicans disagree most on climate change — more so than on abortion, gun control, the death penalty, or evolution.
Here’s the divide on climate change: 83 percent of Dems know we’re contributing to climate change, but only 23 percent of Tea Partiers acknowledge that. The thing is, it’s climate SCIENCE. It’s not really something that’ll change based on the opinion of Gramps McGolfcourse. (Which is good, because he also thinks your hair is too long.)
Who knew that the unmentionable family dinner trifecta of sex, religion, and politics would one day replace “nipple piercings” with “carbon dioxide”? After Obama, climate change is responsible for the biggest percentage-point disagreement between Democrats and Republicans:
One positive note: The study found that New Hampshire residents who listened to public radio trust scientists more and tend to acknowledge global warming is real. “NHPR’s news coverage is often built around one-on-one conversations with scientists,” Climate Progress notes.
So go ahead, dish about a woman’s right to choose while you serve up Thanksgiving turkey! And turn up the NPR. Because the beans may be cooling off, but the planet isn’t.
- It’s Official: Climate Change Is Now More Divisive Than Abortion , Climate Progress
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