Monday, June 01, 2009

Ethnicity and confidence in the scientific community: Americans (GSS respondents) were asked how much confidence they have in the scientific community. The following are the percentages who answered "a great deal":


Percent saying they have a great deal of confidence in the scientific community

Asian Indian 62.5
Chinese 61.9
Romanian 60.5
Arabic 59.3
Jewish 55.6
Greek 53.3
Danish 52.9
Filipino 50.9
English/Welsh 50.5
Hungarian 50.0
Norwegian 49.8
Scotland 49.8
Russian 49.4
French 47.8
Italian 47.7
Polish 47.3
Irish 47.2
Japanese 45.9
Swedish 45.3

All Americans 44.1

German 43.5
Finnish 43.1
Mexican 40.0
Amerindian 35.6
Puerto Rican 35.2
Black 28.9
West Indian 25.0

The numbers vary quite a bit. Compared to West Indians, East Indians are 2 1/2 times as likely to have a lot of confidence in scientists. Asians in general are much more positive than NAMs. Look at the high estimate for Arab Americans. It looks like there is a direct correlation between education, IQ, and confidence.

9 comments:

ironrailsironweights said...

The low percentage for Japanese people is surprising, especially compared to the much higher Chinese percentage.

Peter

SFG said...

Gotta wonder what's up with the Germans too...they've got as much native talent in that area to be produ of as anyone...wonder if this is some WWII-related thing...

Sgt. Joe Friday said...

I would have more confidence, except this is no longer the 1960s with a bunch of guys with slide rules figuring out how to get us up to the moon quicker than the Soviets.

So much government grant money now flows to universities (and correct me Ron if I'm wrong about this) that it cannot help but have a corrosive effect. You know, "he who pays the piper calls the tune" and all that. How much legitimate scientific discovery gets flushed down the toilet because it might be politically inconvenient and/or stir up trouble that certain influential constituencies don't want to deal with? Unfortunately, probably more than most people think.

Beastmaster said...

Percent saying they have a great deal of confidence that the memorization of multiple-choice math questions will lead to a really plum job as a Wall Street quaintFixed that for you.

Tom said...

Joe Friday has it right. I have more 'confidence in the science community' than I have in the 'political community', but that is a race to the bottom.

In recent years we have seen prominent scientists publicly advocate lying on the science to advance political causes.

I should trust these guys?

Anonymous said...

Maybe what Sgt. Friday and Tom are talking about is party of the real dangers of PC "socially responsible" science - it's all a bunch of lies by cynical whiteys, which is taken with a grain of salt by skeptical white lay people ... and taken as gospel truth by more authoritarian Asian immigrants. AA / PC / HBD-denial serve to hurt the interest of any Asian group with above-average abilities (and that is several of them), yet they haven't really embraced HBD.

PC is the voice of authority! That would explain the strangely PC, anti-white, anti-HBD snark I hear from Chinese-Americans on these blogs all the time....

On the other hand, China and Japan are avoiding HBD because they don't need it to keep from getting diversified into barbarism. Europe and America do need it, so non-PC East Asian regimes see no need to throw us a lifeline by unravelling some PC lies.

Anonymous said...

Alot of Whites do not have confidence since so many Scientists refuse to admit that Race is real.

James Watson was a recent breath of fresh air in this regard.

Bring back the camps and Eugenics and these numbers will spike back up.

Fiotheth said...

Alot of Whites do not have confidence since so many Scientists refuse to admit that Race is real.

James Watson was a recent breath of fresh air in this regard.

Bring back the camps and Eugenics and these numbers will spike back up.

Anonymous said...

PC social scientists and their dubious conclusions cast doubt on the lot of scientists.

Real scientists need to more clearly distance themselves.