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John Dick
Ladies and Gentlemen: The saddest and funniest testament to American bigotry we've ever seen in our data.
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Patrick Hotaling May 11
Replying to @jdcivicscience
Is that like having a poll to allow dihydrogen monoxide (aka water) in schools...
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Jonathan Gilligan May 11
Replying to @jdcivicscience
How reliable is that survey? Are the methods documented and are the raw data and analysis code published?
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John Dick May 11
Replying to @jg_environ
Everything you'd ever want to know:
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Jonathan Gilligan May 11
Replying to @jdcivicscience
Great! Thanks.
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Austen Allred May 11
Ignorance, not bigotry
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Duncan Noble May 11
It was a good joke! The original study results are sobering and indicative of the challenges faced by democracies in our "information age".
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John Dick May 11
Of course it’s ignorance. But given that, why such a strong and blind propensity to be against it?
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John Dick May 11
Replying to @MichaelWosnick
Bigotry borne of ignorance. Why choose the “no” answer so decisively when given an “out” option, if you didn’t know?
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John Dick May 11
Replying to @rdrooney
Not if we were trying to measure latent bias, which is extremely evident when we look at the political affiliations of the respondents.
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Patrick McKenzie May 11
No, this question is practically designed to turn “I am smarter than most Americans” into “I am simply a better human than most Americans” by misreading “I remember a bit of trivia” as “Most Americans are racist.” You can gore the ox the other way.
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John Dick May 11
Replying to @PatHotaling
Not really. We can't be sure, but I suspect the political skews weren't as evident as this in your water example.
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John Dick May 11
Replying to @Baconontap @hiltzikm
Well, that depends. Are Republicans this much stupider than Democrats or is there something else at play?
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Benjamin Allbright May 11
I'd say it's a bit of both.
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John Dick May 11
Replying to @AllbrightNFL @aaprojr
For sure. Either that or one political party is way, way more ignorant than the other.
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John Dick May 11
Maybe. But why are Republicans so much less knowledgeable about the origin of our numeric system? Do they only teach that in inner city schools?
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John Dick May 11
Only if you believe Republicans are this much more ignorant than Democrats (which I don't).
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David Fickling May 11
Replying to @jdcivicscience
Is this measuring "openness to experience"/"Islamophobia", or "awareness of orthographic terminology"? It's a fun chart, but confidence intervals don't change the fact it's sort of meaningless unless you can tease that apart.
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