Skip to comments.Science: GOP voters better informed, open-minded
Posted on 04/22/2012 7:22:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Yet another new survey shows that Republican supporters know more about politics and political history than Democrats.
On eight of 13 questions about politics, Republicans outscored Democrats by an average of 18 percentage points, according to a new Pew survey Partisan Differences in Knowledge.
The Pew survey adds to a wave of surveys and studies showing that GOP-sympathizers are better informed, more intellectually consistent, more open-minded, more empathetic and more receptive to criticism than their fellow Americans who support the Democratic Party.
Republicans fare substantially better than Democrats on several questions in the survey, as is typically the case in surveys about political knowledge, said the study, which noted that Democrats outscored Republicans on five questions by an average of 4.6 percent.
The widest partisan gap in the survey came in at 30 points when only 46 percent of Democrats but 76 percent of Republicans - correctly described the GOP as the party generally more supportive of reducing the size of federal government.
The widest difference that favored Democrats was only 8 percent, when 59 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats recognized the liberal party as more support of reducing the defense budget.
The survey quizzed 1,000 people, including 239 Republicans and 334 Democrats.
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All Democrats want is free stuff. Nothing else matters to them.
I was one of the 8% who answered all the questions correctly
Where can this test be found?
Never mind, I took it and got 100% too. Pained me slightly to say Boehner is a republican though.
Is this the same one that recently was on the Internet? I was one of the 8% too. But it really wasn’t hard. And I’m no brain.
I'd imagine that the results would have been MUCH different if there were 239 R's and 239 D's. Or better yet, which I've never seen, if it was 334 R's and 239 D's.
And they say polls aren't rigged. Who they tryin to kid???
Tell me about Conservatives!
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