It is important for America that we have people who understand and value science. The General Social Survey asked people residing in the US, "Would you say that astrology is very scientific, sort of scientific, or not at all scientific?" Anyone who understands science would not say astrology is scientific, even if they otherwise like it.
Let's look at the percentage who say astrology is very or sort of scientific listed by ethnic group (sample size = 6,873):
Percent who say astrology is scientific
Asian Indian 47.4
Puerto Rican 46.4
American Indian 45.1
All Americans 36.3
French Canadian 30.8
Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians top the list, but some high IQ ethnic groups are toward the top as well; namely, Asian Indians, Norwegians, and Chinese. Setting aside the Norwegians, there is a tendency for northwestern Europeans to fall to the bottom of the list. These groups are more skeptical and seem to understand better what it means to be scientific.
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