Pew: Liberals Less Knowledgeable, More Close-Minded

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 and is filed under News

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Reagan once said that “the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”  Well, it comes as no surprise that Republican voters score much higher on political aptitude tests than Democrats.  According to a Pew survey of “Partisan Differences in Knowledge,” Republican voters are better informed, than their liberal counterparts.  Ironically, but not surprisingly, liberals are more strident and close-minded in dealing with those who think differently, even though they are less knowledgeable about politics than conservatives.