Sunday, June 29, 2014

Typology survey

The new Pew Survey on political typology has some depressing findings.

Such as,

The public is split in their views of whether government aid to the poor is justified: While 44% say the poor “have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return,”  about as many (47%) believe poor people “have hard lives because government benefits don’t go far enough to help them live decently.” 
Overall, 50% say [poverty] is more often
because of circumstances beyond an individual’s control; 39% think a lack of effort is more to  blame. Majorities of Steadfast Conservatives (61%), Business Conservatives (58%) and Young
Outsiders (56%) say a lack of effort is more often to blame for why a person is poor. 
On race, only the Solid Liberals think discrimination is a reason African Americans "can't get ahead."
By more than two-to-one (63%-27%), the public says blacks who can’t get ahead are mostly  responsible for their own condition.  
On gay issues,
By a two-to-one margin, the public says homosexuality should be accepted by society (62%) rather  than discouraged (31%), but there are deep divisions on this question across typology groups.  ....
With those more religious  and older (that is, the Steadfast Conservatives and the Faith and Family Left) being largely opposed.
Overall, a 54% majority favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally; about four-in-ten (39%)  oppose same-sex marriage. 
Climate change?  Just not happening, say 35%.  And about the environment?
Alongside doubts about global warming, 75%  of Steadfast Conservatives and 70% of  Business Conservatives say the country has  gone too far in its efforts to protect the  environment. Less than a quarter of each  group say the country should do whatever it  takes to protect the environment. 
And how do they sort out in religion?

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