Thursday, 16 September 2010

Women know while men tend to think they do

An academic study of eight years of Gallup opinion poll data on climate change knowledge and concern in the US general public has found women know more about the subject than men. Not that men let their greater ignorance deter them from professing to be more expert. Consistent with much existing sociology of science research, the study author Aaron M. McCright finds women underestimate their climate change knowledge more than do men.
Also, women express slightly greater concern about climate change than do men, and this gender divide is not accounted for by differences in key values and beliefs or in the social roles that men and women differentially perform in society.
16-09-2010 climatechangeknowledge

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