28 Jul '12, 2pm

>80% of Christians polled say it is more important for presidential candidates to debate #science issues than faith

>80% of Christians polled say it is more important for presidential candidates to debate #science issues than faith

When pollsters pit the economy versus the environment , the environment will always lose. But when polls are designed to get a feel for the public's opinion on issues pertaining to energy, environment, science—without necessarily pitting those issues in direct opposition to economic issues—a more nuanced reality is uncovered. Among the findings of a new poll (PDF) measuring attitudes about science, faith and public policy are those that show US voters of all faiths want to see more science in the presidential debate. Commissioned by ScienceDebate.org, the poll found that large majorities, 82 percent of Catholics and 83 percent of Protestants, say it is more important that the candidates for president debate the major science challenges facing the United States than it is they debate faith and values. You may remember that presidential candidates in 2008 refused to particip...

Full article: http://ecopolitology.org/2012/05/25/us-voters-want-more-s...

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