Time: Liberals are more intelligent

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    Study: Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives? - TIME

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    So, are liberals smarter? Kanazawa quotes from two surveys that support the hypothesis that liberals are more intelligent. One is the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, which is often called Add Health. The other is the General Social Survey (GSS). The Add Health study shows that the mean IQ of adolescents who identify themselves as "very liberal" is 106, compared with a mean IQ of 95 for those calling themselves "very conservative." The Add Health study is huge — more than 20,000 kids — and this difference is highly significant from a statistical point of view.

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    Oh wow. another study designed to show that the author is smarter than other people.
     
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    Who would've guessed? :rolleyes:
     
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    The survey was of adolescents? You mean people without real jobs and families? I too was a selfish bitch with a high IQ, who at 15, felt no guilt in spending other people's money. Bombshell study man.
     
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    the person who created this thread should have have their name made a special color, like the scarlett letter or something
     
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    Yep, they be real smart.
     
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    Why does the left need studies showing how smart they are?
     
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    But are liberals actually smarter? A libertarian (and, as such, nonpartisan) researcher, Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Political Science, has just written a paper that is set to be published in March by the journal Social Psychology Quarterly. The paper investigates not only whether conservatives are dumber than liberals, but why that might be so

    The short answer: Kanazawa's paper shows that more intelligent people are more likely to say they are liberal. They are also less likely to say they go to religious services. These aren't entirely new findings; last year, for example, a British team found that kids with higher intelligence scores were more likely to grow into adults who voted for the Liberal Democrats, even after the researchers controlled for socioeconomics.
     
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    Funny, I too at age 15 had a high IQ. But I cared about others and earned my way with a paper route. I grew up liberal and you conservative - maybe character plays a greater role in what one becomes as an adult.
     
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    You do realize that she said she grew up liberal dont you? Selfish
     

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