Amazingly, Republicans Getting Even Stupider About Evolution
Remember when Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal hilariously called on the GOP to stop being “the stupid party?”
Well, um, yeah. Republicans Growing More Skeptical About Evolution.
The Washington Post uses the word “skeptical” to describe this reactionary idiocy, but that word implies rational questioning — and there’s absolutely nothing rational about the right’s embrace of literal creationism. It’s part and parcel of a long Republican tradition of rejecting modern science in favor of superstition.
I seriously wish we’d start calling this what it is: dangerous, destructive stupidity. But you can count on the US media to continue pretending this view is simply “skepticism.”
Over the last four years, the percentage of Democrats who said they believe in evolution has risen by three points, from 64 percent to 67 percent. But the percentage of Republicans who believe in the theory has dropped 11 points, from 54 percent to 43 percent.
So while there was a 10-point gap in 2009, there is now a 24-point gap.
Pew says similar shifts have not occurred for any other demographics, either racial or religious.