Climate metaquiz results
Last week I ran a Climate metaquiz, and 123 people responded. The point of a metaquiz is to test how well political groups know the other side, while questions on personal beliefs and knowledge about the climate are secondary. Both the small sample size and potential sampling biases are important caveats to keep in mind here. All that said, Republicans outperformed Democrats on the factual part of the quiz, despite their low self-reported self-confidence. However, Democrats outperformed Republicans on the metaquiz part, with Republicans tending to exaggerate levels of climate change-related handwringing amongst Democrats, as well as their eagerness to exaggerate the facts in the name of behavior change.