Should I update my priors on partisanship & trust in industry vs. university scientists? By how much & in what direction?!
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:09AM
Dan Kahan

I'm still stuck in GSS can.  Actually, it's more like a bag of potato chips; you can't stop munching until you've emptied the thing.

But anyway, the 2006 GSS had an item that solicited respondents' attitudes toward "industry" vs. "university scientists." 

Well, "we all know" that conservatives hold university scientists in contempt for their effeminate, elitist ways & that liberals regard industry scientists as shills.

But here's what GSS says about partisanship & industry vs. university scientists . . . .

 WEKS strikes again?.. Or is this just more survey artifact?

Maybe this ...

is more informative?  Or will people w/ different priors just disagree about the practical significance of this difference in the probability of finding industry scientists less reliable than university ones?...

Update on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:31AM by Registered CommenterDan Kahan

p.s. Here's the ordered logistic regression model that was used to generate the probability density distributions reported in 2nd figure.


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