Public Policy Polling has come out with new survey results of the views of Republican primary voters and it is quite sad. They have the usual questions about whom they favor as candidates for the presidency and the leaders are Scott Walker with 25% followed by Ben Carson 18%, Jeb Bush 17%, and Mike Huckabee 10%.
But what struck me were the results on other issues. 66% do not believe in global warming, 49% do not believe in evolution, and 57% support establishing Christianity as the national religion. The survey sample size was just 316 voters so there was a margin of error of 5.5%, quite large.
Of course, while sad this is not surprising since Republican politicians and their public relations organ Fox News have been hammering away with these messages for a long time. Just a couple of days ago, senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma brought a snowball to the senate floor to convincingly refute the idea that 2014 was the warmest year on record. Ha ha, so clever! Take that, pointy-headed scientists!
No good can come to a nation that willfully seeks to promote ignorance. Science is the way of the future and those nations that embrace it will prosper and those that deny it will wither. These chickens will definitely come home to roost. The only question is when.