It is sometimes argued that Conservatives and Republicans are anti science. There is often a quest for Ballance (or a so’s your mother reply from conservatives). I recall reading about liberal anti vaxxers (sorry I don’t recall actual URLs). Chris Mooney noted that there is no detectable association of vaccine phobia with partizanship or ideology.
which includes this figure based on data from the General Social Survey which I fairuse
That’s 2 minutes of googling (plus some more minutes to post here).
I conclude that both defensive conservatives and knee jerk ballanced centrists don’t care enough about evidence to spend 5 minutes checking a claim before writing it. But I would conclude that wouldn’t I ?