Over at Secular Right I break down attitudes toward a host of issues as a function of class and party identification. It is interesting to see the issues where class matters more than party, and those where party matters more than class, and where one segment is an outlier. Below the fold are a few questions of possible specific interest to ScienceBlogs readers.
Lower = No high school to some college
Higher = Bachelor's degree or higher
|Repub or lean Repub||Dem or lean Dem|
|Humans evolved from animals||29.7||47.1||43.7||79.6|
|Will not eat genetically modified foods||29.7||20.8||36.5||33.9|
|Know God exists||69.8||64.8||66.4||37.1|
By these definitions, Bill Gates is "lower class", no?
yes, alas, the college dropout billionaire fraction of the electorate is not properly accounted for. or, for that matter, the large class of people with doctorates in english literature living below the poverty line.
I agree that its interesting looking at the entire post and seeing how issues break down between being class-influenced or being party-influenced, or both or neither.