IQ Study: Liberals And Atheists Apparently More Intelligent
(London) -- A study by a behavioral scientist in England suggests that atheists and liberals have higher IQs than average.
Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics & Political Science examined data gathered over the course of more than a decade.
He found that young adults who describe themselves as atheists had an average IQ of 103 during adolescence, compared to an average IQ of 97 for those who said they were "very religious." That's a six-point difference.
Young adults who said they are liberal had an average IQ of 106 during adolescence, while their conservative counterparts had an average IQ of 95, a difference of eleven points.
The study also found that men with higher IQs tend to be what the researcher calls "sexually exclusive," or being true to one's mate and refraining from philandering.