Also is anyone suprised that Mississippi is only the second dumbest?
And for anyone who thinks this study is biased.
Studies indicate a corelation between social conservatism and Low IQ
I'm in the Smartest state.
Which makes sense considering three of the best universities in the world and within forty miles of me.
MIT and Harvard and BU
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I don't even have to look, I know I'm in one of the worst. Wait! I'm not. Yay.
I found these, oh joy! If only I could drop my links in a comment to the racist hound on here that blocked me.
"Hodson and Busseri (2012) found in a correlational study that lower intelligence in childhood is predictive of greater racism in adulthood, with this effect being mediated (partially explained) through conservative ideology. They also found poor abstract reasoning skills were related to homophobic attitudes which was mediated through authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact."
"What this study and those before it suggest is not necessarily that all liberals are geniuses and all conservatives are ignorant. Rather, it makes conclusions based off of averages of groups. The idea is that for those who lack a cognitive ability to grasp complexities of our world, strict-right wing ideologies may be more appealing. Dr. Brian Nosek explained it for the Huffington Post as follows, “ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simple solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies.”
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