The polarizing impact of science literacy and numeracy on perceived climate change risks

Resource Author: Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

A Yale survey finds that people with high levels of scientific literacy are more culturally polarized. The findings are consistent with the notion that climate change has become highly politicized, but divisions are due to worldviews not merely partisanship. Researchers tested two theories: 1. The "science comprehension thesis": individuals fail to take climate change seriously...
A survey of Americans on the reasons behind the climate change controversy, including public concern about the issue, scientific literacy and risk perception.