Skip to comments.Women more likely than men to accept global warming
Posted on 09/14/2010 1:22:17 PM PDT by Abathar
EAST LANSING, Mich. Women tend to accept the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings ('The effects of gender on climate change knowledge and concern in the American public', Population & Environment, 2010, Volume 32, Number 1, Pages 66-87), challenge common perceptions that men are more scientifically literate, said sociologist Aaron M. McCright.
"Men still claim they have a better understanding of global warming than women, even though women's beliefs align much more closely with the scientific consensus," said McCright, an associate professor with appointments in MSU's Department of Sociology, Lyman Briggs College and Environmental Science and Policy Program.
The study is one of the first to focus in-depth on how the genders think about climate change. The findings also reinforce past research that suggests women lack confidence in their science comprehension.
"Here is yet another study finding that women underestimate their scientific knowledge a troubling pattern that inhibits many young women from pursuing scientific careers," McCright said.
Understanding how the genders think about the environment is important on several fronts, said McCright, who calls climate change "the most expansive environmental problem facing humanity."
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A study by Aaron M. McCright, sociologist at Michigan State University, suggests women are more likely than men to accept the scientific consensus of climate change.
I actually LOL when I read this article.
I can't believe we are paying for these people to teach our kids.
Yep, no bias here. What an arse.
Generally women are not as proficient in math and science as men are.
And more persuaded by emotional arguments. That’s why a man and a woman form a pair, they balance each other out, as God intended.
Interesting theory with a backwards conclusion. Reality...women are more gullible than men when it comes to doomsday scientific scare tactics.
Since the time women were given the right to vote they have tended to vote for Leftist causes a majority of the time.
What women? As a woman who actually knows women, I do not know a single (or married) woman who believes in man made global warming.
Maybe they’re more trusting in others not to lie to them also...
“Thanks... I’ll call you.”
Studies show that women and minorities tend to be conformists. They “go with the flow” and don’t spend too many brain cycles questioning what the teevee tells them.
For example, I'm the one who turns down the heat in our house and Mrs. Vigilanteman is the one who turns it up. I'm willing to bet that 90% plus of normal heterosexual households are the same. Any takers?
Just one more reason why women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
I don’t know any women either who buy this GW tripe—and believe me—I know a LOT of women......
I’m one of the 90% and it drives me frigging bananas too...
Duh, the whole AGW Hysteria is driven by emotion.
BTW—I didn’t know that so many male freepers are MCPs!
This woman does not.
I about puked after she said it and realized whe was serious.
Sheesh...Men more likely to want to beleive women more likely to accept global warming
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