Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lies, Damn Lies, etc.

Finally some numbers from Manning. As predicted, horse shit:

Respondents were given a series of “value statements” and asked whether they agreed or disagreed with them (strongly or weakly on a scale of 1 to 7). Those receiving majority levels of public support were:

Nothing is more important than family (89 per cent);
Marriage, by definition, is between a man and a woman (67 per cent);
Abortion is morally wrong (60 per cent);
Learn from what worked in the past to solve problems (54 per cent);
Better to implement small changes than all at once (54 per cent).

What is significant is that all of the above value propositions are more strongly associated with conservative values and policies than with those of liberals or social democrats.

Horse shit, horse shit, horse shit. That's all I have to say about that.

1 comment:

  1. And thank you for saying it!

    Even Tom Flanagan said it (effectively) -- and to Preston Manning, no less! That was a joy to see.