According to The Humanist magazine the “new skepticism” is a grassroots revolution with media-savvy adherents that are ardently pro-science and generally anti anyone else whose position isn’t supported by logic. Also, judging by the magazine cover above, the "skeptics" tend to be all white and mostly men!
The Humanist interviewed Dr. Steven Novella, director of General Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine, a prominent voice in the skeptical community. Excerpts below from the article:
“Systematic doubt and critical thinking are essential to any free society. Especially in a democracy, where citizens make decisions about their civilization, the ability to think critically—and to question information—is absolutely crucial. If the philosophy of science didn’t work, it would not have borne all the fruits it has. We build a hunk of metal, send it across the solar system, and are rewarded with pictures of the outer planets—if science didn’t work, that wouldn’t happen. If science didn’t work, it would be just another belief system.”