new working paper: How to inflate/deflate measurement of Republican belief in human-caused climate change
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 8:38AM
Dan Kahan

This paper was written more or less in response to van Boven, Ehret & Sherman (2018), who  (in an academic paper and in a companion New York Times op-ed) reported the finding that "most Republicans believe in climate change," including human-caused climate change. For me, the bottom line is that scholars should be careful not to mistake survey artifacts for shifts in public opinion.


Van Boven, L., Ehret, P.J. & Sherman, D.K. Psychological Barriers to Bipartisan Public Support for Climate Policy. Perspectives on Psychological Science 13, 492-507 (2018).

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