More informed people less concerned about global warming

Two Texas A&M political scientists report that:

The more you know the less you care -- at least that seems to be the case with global warming. A telephone survey of 1,093 Americans by two Texas A&M University political scientists and a former colleague indicates that trend, as explained in their recent article in the peer-reviewed journal Risk Analysis.

"More informed respondents both feel less personally responsible for global warming, and also show less concern for global warming," states the article, titled "Personal Efficacy, the Information Environment, and Attitudes toward Global Warming and Climate Change in the USA." . . .

Why am I not surprised by this?

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Blogger Rail Claimore said...

Well, the saying goes that people are afraid of what they don't understand.

3/29/2008 2:54 PM  

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