In 1975, Gallup polled US adults about their confidence in science, and 72 percent of Republicans said they had “a lot” or “quite a lot” of self-confidence. trust in this area. But that number has plummeted nearly 30 percentage points to just 45 percent since the polling company last asked the question.
Americans’ general confidence in science has dropped six percentage points since 1975, from 70 percent to 64 percent, according to a new survey conducted from July 1 to July 5, 2016. now on. The independent rate fell eight points, from 73 percent to 65 percent. However, Democratic confidence has increased 12 points from 67 percent in 1975 to 79 percent today.
The 34-point difference between Republicans and Democrats is a stark reflection of partisan divides that are dangerously affecting the way Americans view pandemics, vaccines and health measures advocated by experts. science and federal officials recommend.
According to Gallup, the wide partisan voting gap between Republicans and Democrats is topped only by “49 party divide points for presidential ratings and 45 points for police.”
Poll results appear to reveal decades of unscientific policies and rhetoric, including lies about climate change and, more recently, covid and vaccines, from right-wing politicians and media have poisoned the minds of a significant portion of the US population.
This week, all 50 states have seen an increase in Covid cases while vaccination rates have dropped. Due to a flurry of virus and vaccine bullshit from right-wing politicians, several cable networksand social media platforms, Surgeon General of the United States of America give an advice calls the spread of health misinformation an “urgent threat” to public health and asks Americans and tech companies to work to combat the problem.
In addition, this week, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walensky spoke about the rise in covid cases, hospitalizations and death rates – calling America’s current covid situation a “A pandemic of the unvaccinated“And urge all who qualify to receive Vaccine.
According to a report this week from Insiders, cases caused by the Delta variant, which is rapidly becoming a predominant strain in the US, have increased mainly in states with low vaccination rates. And for the most part, those are red states.
Last weekend, anti-vaccination messages came from the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas. The crowd cheered loudly while a conservative author bragged about the government’s difficulty in accessing a higher percentage of US citizens being vaccinated. Dr. Anthony Fauci called the scene “Horrible” and “scary.”