A Test of Three Theories of Anti-Science Attitudes

  title={A Test of Three Theories of Anti-Science Attitudes},
  author={Gordon Gauchat},
  journal={Sociological Focus},
  pages={337 - 357}
  • G. Gauchat
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Education
  • Sociological Focus
Abstract Science has become a key social institution in the contemporary United States. Recent high profile debates regarding the scientific validity of intelligent design in Pennsylvania and Kansas signal the need for social scientific understanding of people's attitudes toward science in the contemporary United States. Using the 1993 General Social Survey (GSS), this study compares three different explanations of anti-science (i.e., negative attitudes toward science). The first theory… 

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