Right-wingers are simply dumber on average
February 6, 2012 5:39 PM Subscribe
posted by wilful (119 comments total)
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According to this substantial study
recently published in Psychological Science
, "lower general intelligence (g) in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology."
. As the Daily Mail summarises
, right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers.
The Mail article and attached commentariat amuses
the Guardian's Charlie Brooker, who laughs at the resulting "dumbogeddon". Meanwhile George Monbiot wonders who are the real idiots here
(and in passing (footnote 4) provides more links to research in the same general vein).