Gallery: Study Finds Conservatives Less Likely to Buy Light Bulbs Label...


New research suggests that people with right wing views are less likely to buy light bulbs that are labeled as “pro-environment” due to the politicized nature of the carbon debate in the United States. In a study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dena Gromet of Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania found that consumers’ purchasing decisions are divided along party lines.

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  1. Scorpio800 December 24, 2014 at 8:43 am

    How about using less electricity, combining trips, living more like our grandparents did than the boomer generation. How about criticizing the Gov’t, and the thousands of lights left on unnecessarily every day in the dozens of federal buildings that are unneeded. How about criticizing flying a dog on a taxpayer funded vacation on it OWN plane. You want to talk about disrespect for the environment? It is a two-sided discussion. Conservatives are tired of the BS being thrown at them from every direction. We know you have swallowed the Climate Change story hook line and sinker, but we’ll wait for unbiased scientific evidence.

  2. dave t October 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Protect the environment? – Not entirely true! Did they ever consider that maybe people won’t buy them out of protest of that label?

    The mercury that CFLs contain can pollute the environment far longer than the light bulb itself will ever last – especially when there are concerns about careless individuals that may dispose of them improperly. One can be pro-conservation and still rightfully refuse to buy CFLs if they are using LEDs or going without light altogether.

  3. Eddie Lutz May 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    There is nothing conservative about being inefficient and wasteful.

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