Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Study: Conservatives and Religious people have lower IQs

According to a study, by psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa from the London School of Economics and Politics, people that are atheist and share liberal views tend to be more intelligent than conservatives and religious people. Click on link for the CNN article!

The study found that young adults who said they were "very conservative" had an average adolescent IQ of 95, whereas those who said they were "very liberal" averaged 106.

That is a huge gap! Not surprising to me at all... conservatism and religion give comfort in the old and known, people who are more intelligent are more likely drawn to progress; to new things.

In case you haven't noticed progress as in scientific development and rational thinking is what keeps us going forward. Still it seems that the fight against the powers that try to make our society go backwards is never ending....

This is not all what I would have to say to that subject :)

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