Study: “Women exhibit more scientifically accurate climate change knowledge than do men” — even though men think they know more
I suspect the results of “The effects of gender on climate change knowledge and concern in the American public” will come as no surprise to at least half of my readers. Or perhaps it will, since the Population and Environment study finds that:
While women exhibit greater assessed climate change knowledge than do men, men report greater perceived understanding than do women….
Yet, women nevertheless underestimate their climate change knowledge more than do men.
Don’t you just love sociological studies?
Anyway, if you want a sociological explanation for this from the author, Aaron M. McCright, he offers a bunch here. I’m not quite certain that the relatively small disparities are large enough to warrant a great deal of opining on the causes. But then, that’s what comments are for….