Republicans Become Dumber – Is That Possible?

Filed in International, Science and Health by on December 30, 2013

Yep, it’s possible.

Belief in evolution among Republicans has dropped more than 10 percentage points since 2009, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.

Pew found that 43 percent of Republicans said they believed humans and other living beings had evolved over time, down from 54 percent in 2009. More (48 percent) said they believed all living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.

Oh my, that’s embarrassing.  Guess all this talk of the importance of STEM classes doesn’t resonate with the GOP.  Science, technology, engineering and math are obviously not Jesus approved.  Good luck with that.


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  1. puck says:

    Unfortunately, Americans in general are getting dumber even faster:

    The CNN/Opinion Research poll shows that when people are given the choice between a generic Republican and a general Democrat for Congress, 49 percent choose the Republican and 47 percent choose the Democrat.

    The difference is within the margin of error but still marks a striking turnaround from last month, post-shutdown, when Democrats led 50 percent to 42 percent.

  2. Jason330 says:

    Puck rightly points out that stupidity isn’t necessarily a weakness for the GOP. They do a great job owning their brand identity. As a result they are able to maintain very high levels of anger and fear among their base. The constantly nursed and maintained racist/homophobic/xenophobic/dishabillophobic energy creates a large pool highly engaged voters.

  3. stan merriman says:

    yea, I had to look up dishabilophobic, I admit it. Oh, but you misspelled it ! No wonder.

  4. Here in TN, they have taken steps though new legislation to allow creationism back into the classroom. This law turns the clock back nearly 100 years here in the seemingly unprogressive South and is simply embarrassing. There is no argument against the Theory of Evolution other than that of religious doctrine. The Monkey Law only opens the door for fanatic Christianity to creep its way back into our classrooms. You can see my visual response as a Tennessean to this absurd law on my artist’s blog at with some evolutionary art and a little bit of simple logic.

  5. kavips says:

    This polling actually makes mathematical sense. There are fewer Republicans than in 2009. Most have become independents instead of Democrats. But those who believe in creationism, would not defect; rational people would… Therefore as the Republican Party faces defections of sane and intellectually mature individuals, it’s core of irrational fanatics would grow higher as a percentage….

    So it is not necessarily that Republicans are actually changing their beliefs to become dumber than they previously were… it is that the smart rats all jumped the ship before it sank.

  6. Truth Teller says:

    So the believers in the Naked Lady and the snake are gaining ground well we can blame all those so called liberals who sat on their hands in 2010