Re: Hey! Unemployment is UP again!
posted at 2/21/2013 12:17 PM EST
According to the latest survey data of the Pew Research Center, in 2011, contrary to the Left’s malicious caricature of the Right as uneducated, stupid, dopey rednecks, it turns out Republicans are more knowledgeable than Democrats!
Timothy H. Lee reports for the Center for Individual Freedom, March 22 2012, that this latest survey by the left-of-center Pew Research Center only reaffirms previous surveys finding the same result.
In fact, the gap in knowledge between Republicans and Democrats isn’t even close.
In a scientific survey of 1,168 adults conducted during September and October of 2011, respondents were asked not only multiple-choice questions, but also queries using maps, photographs and symbols. Among other subjects, participants identified international leaders, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, nations on a world map, the current unemployment and poverty rates and war casualty totals.
In a 2010 Pew survey, Republicans outperformed Democrats on 10 of 12 questions, with one tie and Democrats outperforming Republicans on just 1 of the 12. In the latest survey, however, Republicans outperformed Democrats on every single one of 19 questions.
According to a New York Times headline dated April 14, 2010, “Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated.” Shattering widespread myths, that survey revealed that Tea Party supporters were more likely to possess a college degree than their counterparts (23% to 15%), and also more likely to have completed post-graduate studies (14% to 10%). Tea Partiers were also more likely to have completed “some college” by a 33% to 28% margin, and substantially less likely to have not completed high school than non-supporters (3% versus 12%), or to possess only a high school degree (26% versus 35%).
Those results will probably come as a rude awakening to supporters of Barack Obama, but it won’t to anyone paying attention.