Pew surveyed more than 2,500 scientists, conducted in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The survey found that more than half (55%) of the scientists identified themselves as Democrats, and nearly as many (52%) call themselves liberal. What's more, "Many of the scientists surveyed mentioned in their open-ended comments that they were optimistic about the Obama administration's likely impact on science.
Only 9% of the scientists, meanwhile, consider themselves conservative, while fewer still (6%) identified themselves as Republicans.
- Washington Monthly
Gee, I don't suppose that could be because today's GOP doesn't believe in evolution or global warming and is dominated by a bunch of bible-thumping holy-rollers could it?