Cool Dudes Analysis

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I am covering the article, “Cool dudes: The denial of climate change among conservative white males in the United States by McCright and Dunlap (2011).

The goal of the paper is to answer the research question: “Within the U.S. general public, are conservative white males more likely than other adults to espouse climate change denial?” The authors utilize past research on identity-protective cognition as a theoretical basis for their study. Their general methods include using public opinion data from the Gallup annual environmental poll administered in the years 2001-2010 and conducting a multivariate statistical analysis. Variables analyzed include five indicators of climate change denialism, a “dummy variable” to control for direct effects
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