Decline of the Empire

Ha… you’re only ignorant if you want to be. Looks like I have some more reading to do.

Individuals are often confronted with information that they do not know how to comprehend or evaluate, even though this information can be of critical importance to the self (or society as a whole). In the case of energy, nearly 40% of respondents in a Public Agenda (2009) survey could not identify a fossil fuel. Nearly one third could not identify a renewable energy source and incorrectly believed that solar energy contributes to global warming. This lack of knowledge should be of concern to these individuals, as 89% of respondents worry about increasing fuel costs, and 71% worry about global warming.

In a paper published by the A.P.A.

Decline of the Empire.

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-ofp-shepherd.pdf
link to the study-pdf

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