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An article published in the New York Times in August 2011 (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/opinion/republicans-against-science.html) postulated that the G.O.P. had become “the anti-science party.” Serious contenders dismiss evolution as “just a theory,” question recent climate change data, and generally favor “anti-intellectualism.” This theory was justified by anecdotally recounting stories about several candidates, but we can computationally analyze the question of whether the Republican Party has become increasingly anti-science using Python.

Claim: The Republican Party refers to science less frequently and refers to religion more frequently than the Democrat Party in the presidential primaries in 2008. I will also collect the context surrounding each mention.