You hear many accusations from those on the left that the right places religion above science. Well. Let us review what science has to say about the right.
Here is a study of the Pew Institute that declares that those on the right has a better understanding of the positions of the left than those on the left have of the positions of the right.
Here is a take on the right/left issue found at Slate.
“In his new book The Righteous Mind, psychologist Jonathan Haidt says our moral judgments are informed by six “foundational” values, including justice, loyalty and authority. Haidt’s research shows that conservatives put about equal emphasis on the six values whereas liberals don’t. The result, he explains, is that liberals just don’t get conservatives—and, in a sense, don’t get life more generally: “
It is a very interesting interview with the author and I think it would be worth your time to listen to the whole interview here.