This isn’t much of a surprise, but the results are still rather stunning:
Who is better informed about the policy choices facing the countryâ€”liberals, conservatives or libertarians? According to a Zogby International survey that I write about in the May issue of Econ Journal Watch, the answer is unequivocal: The left flunks Econ 101.
I could have told you that. Read the whole thing. What’s amazing isn’t that they do worse than conservatives and libertarians, but how much worse they do.
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Funny! I always thought they were stupid, now we know.
From the link: “A response was counted as incorrect only if it was flatly unenlightened.”
Flatly unenlightened? Really? How scientific.
And at least three of the other seven questions listed are a bit more ambiguous/complex than their self-selected “unenlightened” answers. An “enlightened” flip of just two of them and the scores even out.
They’ll have to do better than this.
They’re wrong so often and still think they’re right, it’s the Cornell Conundrum all over again – Unskilled and Unaware…
I believe the “unenlightened” was added by the writer. I think the point was that the questions gave you a “not sure” option for the more complex questions. That way you don’t end up with results that don’t mean what you think because people had only yes or no, but thought the answer could be either depending on other information not in the question.
It ain’t just a river in Egypt.
Whoda thunk it?
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