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Old 04-23-2015, 01:19 AM
 
Location: COS > DEN > ATL
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I got this from desertdetroiters thread on Obamas poll ratings worldwide. People automatically dismiss the poll because of sample size, when the sample of 1000 isn't actually that bad, statistically speaking.

But it seems that conservatives in general don't like studies. I'll admit, there are a lot of flawed ones, but not all of them are. Why is it that they seem to dismiss studies so rapidly though? are liberals just as dismissive of studies?

I have found for issues like minimum wage, unemployment, effects of globalization... conservatives are generally much more theory based while liberals are more open minded to empirical results.

What do you think?
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Houston
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What I find is that both liberals and conservatives dismiss studies that do not support their viewpoint.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:26 AM
 
Location: COS > DEN > ATL
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What I find is that both liberals and conservatives dismiss studies that do not support their viewpoint.
That is probably true. I just wonder if one side has a tendency to do it more often?
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Japan
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That is probably true. I just wonder if one side has a tendency to do it more often?
There must be a study about that.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Stasis
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Conservatives are more likely to be faith based and more anti-science, anti-fact, and anti-evidence.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Liberals are more likely to ignore basic economics..such as the law of supply and demand.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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I got this from desertdetroiters thread on Obamas poll ratings worldwide. People automatically dismiss the poll because of sample size, when the sample of 1000 isn't actually that bad, statistically speaking.

But it seems that conservatives in general don't like studies. I'll admit, there are a lot of flawed ones, but not all of them are. Why is it that they seem to dismiss studies so rapidly though? are liberals just as dismissive of studies?

I have found for issues like minimum wage, unemployment, effects of globalization... conservatives are generally much more theory based while liberals are more open minded to empirical results.

What do you think?
left and right, libs and conservatives, are driven by ideology these days. so sad.

take gun rights. every study out there says that expanded conceal an carry rights reduce crime. libs deny.

it doesnt take a rocket scientist to see that there is little in the way of a free market level playing field. the right wing is oblivious.

QED
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:13 AM
 
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Sigh. it depends on the conservative. There ARE some that are all about faith, or their belief, there are others that are about facts. A LOT of the ones on CD are about how they believe things should be though.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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both sides use theory, faith, spin, science and polls to their advantage

the poll mentioned in the OP has been run since 2005...and EVERYYEAR no matter who is in office the USA has had the most votes as far as being a leader...the poll was not about Obama, but about world leadership ....yet DD made it out to be abut how godly Obama was

min wage...the liberals are think faith , that raising it will help...statistics show raising does not help
liberals have faith in globalization...meanwhile facts stand in their way
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:47 AM
 
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Conservatives are more likely to be faith based and more anti-science, anti-fact, and anti-evidence.
rubbish pure and simple. we conservatives want REAL science, and REAL facts, and REAL evididence, not the crap that some come up with after they have doctored the information.

and liberals tend to go on "feelings" rather than real evidence.
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