Monday, December 30, 2013

More Evidence That Republicans And Democrats Are Significantly Different

Advocates of third parties, supporters of Ron Paul, and other people often make the absurd claim that there's no significant difference between the Republicans and Democrats. It's often suggested that neither party is more Christian than the other, as if a person's Christianity shouldn't motivate him to be a supporter of one party rather than the other. Here's another example of how inaccurate such claims are:

The survey also revealed remarkable divisions along political and religious lines when it comes to belief in evolution. Far more Democrats believe in it than Republicans, for example, and disbelief among the GOP is rising rapidly.

Roughly two-thirds of Democrats (67 percent) and independents (65 percent) say that humans have evolved over time, compared with less than half of Republicans (43 percent). And belief in the theory of evolution fell from 54 percent in 2009 to 43 percent today, the survey found. Opinion among both Democrats and independents has remained about the same.

The wording used in the poll seems problematic. Still, that wording would have been problematic across the board, regardless of whether the participant was a Republican, Democrat, or something else. On so many issues, this one just being one example among many, there are significant differences between the parties, with the Republicans aligning far more closely with Christianity.

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