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dc.contributor.authorEcklund, Elaine Howard
Scheitle, Christopher P.
Peifer, Jared
Bolger, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-30T22:36:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-30T22:36:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Scheitle, Christopher P., Peifer, Jared, et al.. "Examining Links Between Religion, Evolution Views, and Climate Change Skepticism." Environment and Behavior, (2016) Sage: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013916516674246.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/93822
dc.description.abstract Recent media portrayals link climate change skepticism to evolution skepticism, often as part of a larger “antiscience” tendency related to membership in conservative religious groups. Using national survey data, we examine the link between evolution skepticism and climate change skepticism, and consider religion’s association with both. Our analysis shows a modest association between the two forms of skepticism along with some shared predictors, such as political conservatism, a lack of confidence in science, and lower levels of education. Evangelical Protestants also show more skepticism toward both evolution and climate change compared with the religiously unaffiliated. On the whole, however, religion has a much stronger and clearer association with evolution skepticism than with climate change skepticism. Results contribute to scholarly discussions on how different science issues may or may not interact, the role of religion in shaping perceptions of science, and how science policy makers might better channel their efforts to address environmental care and climate change in particular.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Sage
dc.rights This is an author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher. The published article is copyrighted by the authors.
dc.title Examining Links Between Religion, Evolution Views, and Climate Change Skepticism
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Environment and Behavior
dc.subject.keywordclimate change
evolution
religion
evangelicals
skepticism
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013916516674246
dc.type.publication post-print


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