The following research claims that there is a link between one being a strong free market supporter and being more likely to reject scientific claims:
Paralleling previous work, we find that endorsement of a laissez-faire conception of free-market economics predicts rejection of climate science (r ' :80 between latent constructs).
Psychology Professor Stephan Lewandowsky claims that he has found a link between such beliefs and rejecting things like smoking causes cancer or climate change is real or in believing that the moon landing was a hoax.
I'm wondering if his research holds up to close scrutiny? Does this appear to be real science? Some of his posts appear to be somewhat inflammatory and self-referentially serving to prove his assertion to me which gives me some question: Confirming the obvious
The original paper has a recursive follow up here wherein the author notes the conspiracy theories claimed about the first paper.