Study on gay marriage views retracted after allegations of fake data

Posted by on May 21, 2015 at 8:58 am

One of the authors of a recent study that claimed that short conversations with gay people could change minds on same-sex marriage has retracted it.

Columbia University political science professor Donald Green’s retraction this week of a popular article published in the December issue of the academic journal Science follows revelations that his co-author allegedly faked data for the study, “When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support of gay marriage.”

According to the academic watchdog blog Retraction Watch, Green published a retraction of the paper Tuesday after confronting co-author Michael LaCour, a graduate assistant at UCLA.

The study received widespread coverage from The New York Times, Vox, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and others when it was released in December.

“I am deeply embarrassed by this turn of events and apologize to the editors, reviewers, and readers of Science,” Green told the blog.

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2 Responses to “Study on gay marriage views retracted after allegations of fake data”

  1. youknowit on 21/21/15 at 2:40 pm

    When it comes down to the gay agenda, evidence and facts is redundant. The sheeps will believe anything.

    Logic, reason, science, who needs that when you are part of a cult?