Skip to comments.Surveys: Republicans more open-minded, better informed than Democrats
Posted on 04/23/2012 12:35:17 AM PDT by Publius804
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 titled 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 [supportive] of reducing the defense budget.
The survey quizzed 1,000 people, including 239 Republicans and 334 Democrats.
However, Pews data suggests that the Democrats low average rating likely is a consequence of its bipolar political coalition, which combines well-credentialed post-graduate progressives who score well in quizzes with a much larger number of poorly educated supporters, who score badly.
For example, the survey reported that 90 percent of college grads recognized the GOP as the party most supportive of cutting the federal government. But that number fell to 54 percent of people with a high-school education or less.
In contrast, the Republican party coalition is more consistent....
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Lost count of the number of people who have blocked/banned me from social media sites.
And I’ve lost count of the number of web boards that have thrown me off.
I don’t call them Dummycrats for nothing.
I’d love to see what they are saying about this at DU, but I’ll have to wait for the DU-Funnies. No way I am going there to check.
“However, Pews data suggests that the Democrats low average rating likely is a consequence of its bipolar political coalition, which combines well-credentialed post-graduate progressives who score well in quizzes with a much larger number of poorly educated supporters, who score badly.”
In other words, the foot soldiers of the Dems are zombie morons of the highest caliber which dragged the so-called IQ of the commie elitists to a really low number.
Well, that is a no brainer.
The Democratic Party is a cult. All the members drink the kool-aid.
Tell me about Conservatives!
Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated
I don’t think the DUmmies will post it. They don’t want the truth about their fascism to become too obvious.
It won't mae the Lead or even be on AOL-Huffington Page.
Those are the most uniformed people posting I couldn't put my name on most post.
18% new bumper sticker?.
When your union tells you what to think, how to vote, how to work you stop thinking for your self
Is this a trick question? There are GOP politicians, who want to cut the Federal Government, but the GOP as a Party does not.
The elitists know to keep them uneducated or they won’t be easily brainwashed. The NEA is a criminal enterprise.
Pray for America
Democrats, mostly rejecting religion, are falling right into Chesterton's quote. People seem to have a need to worship. So pull God out of the mix, and they seek a substitute. Obama is their substitute God and Hope and Change, their prayer. They still "believe" with the same intensity for their substitute religion, but the shift to something mortal will be the eventual downfall of the Democrat "religion". But in the end, worshiping a mortal fails because the mortal will fail every time. Obama's Messiahship is cracking, the "believers" are doubting. Watch them begin searching for another substitute to belive in.