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Supporters of the free market more likely to reject science

People who subscribe to conspiracy theories or who strongly support a free market economy are more likely to reject scientific findings, according to research into people who visit climate blogs.

The research aimed to discover why people who are heavily involved in the debate about climate change might reject scientific evidence.

Researchers from UWA found that the strongest determinate of the rejection of climate science was subscribtion to a free market ideology. The correlation extended to other scientific facts, such as the link between HIV and AIDS.

Read more at University of Western Australia

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