Some science dudes did a study on the relation between scientific education and global-warming skepticism, among other things. They surveyed some 1500 Americans and asked them how concerned they were with global warming, then asked them 22 questions relating to math and science.
They found a slight correlation between more education(getting the answers right) and being less concerned with global warming.
But what really concerns me, is the questions they asked. For example, the following question was answered correctly by 45% of respondents:
How long does it take for the Earth to go around the Sun?
A - One day
B - One month
C - One year
The thought that less than half were able to answer this correctly, in a multiple-answer scenario...
Some other questions and the number of people who answered correctly:
There is a patch of lily pads in a lake. Each day the patch doubles in size. The patch fills the lake in 48 days, how many days does it take to fill half the lake? - 27%
If the chance of winning a lottery is 1 in 1,000, what percentage of tickets will win? - 28%
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/ … dy-claims/
http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/ … e1547.html
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