Skip to comments.Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says study
Posted on 02/13/2012 11:35:51 AM PST by Olog-hai
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers, and people with low childhood intelligence tend to grow up to have racist and anti-gay views, says a controversial new study.
Conservative politics work almost as a 'gateway' into prejudice against others, say the Canadian academics.
The paper analyzed large UK studies which compared childhood intelligence with political views in adulthood across more than 15,000 people.
The authors claim that people with low intelligence gravitate towards right-wing views because they make them feel safe.
Crucially, people's educational level is not what determines whether they are racist or notit's innate intelligence, according to the academics.
Social status also appears to play no part.
The study, by academics at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, used information from two UK studies from 1958 and 1970 , where several thousand children were assessed for intelligence at age 10 and 11, and then asked political questions aged 33.
The 1958 National Child Development involved 4,267 men and 4,537 women born in 1958.
The British Cohort Study involved 3,412 men and 3,658 women born in 1970.
It's the first time the data from these studies has been used in this way.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
All anyone needs to do is take a trip through DU land and read the posts to see this study is a sham.
What does ‘low intelligence’ mean?
I’d comment, but I lack the brain mass to understand this.
Socialism ALWAYS FAILS, always. Who’s your daddy dumb liberals?
This how it is done: Open with this “and people with low childhood intelligence tend to grow up to have racist and anti-gay views, says a controversial new study.”
Just start by giving this definition to conservatives and the rest of the article writes itself.
Time, Newsweek, the Nation, NYT WP and all leftist publications follow the same formula. State the “fact,” then go from there.
Gosh, Leftists do a study and find that they are correct in their presumptions. What a shocker.
The excuse for the new genocide is on its way folks.
Adorno et al
(previous lefty generation’s phono psych stuff . . . .)
Just another step in the UK towards putting dissenters in “re-education camps.”
For their own good, of course.
The US will be following along presently.
So wait, people who are unintelligent gravitate to right-wing politics that preach self-reliance and independence as opposed to left-wing politics that promote big government solutions and welfare? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense...
You know, you can always rely on leftists to put out studies like this. They use them to prove they’re better than we are and more entitled to living. Look at the great abortionist leaders like Margaret Sanger who claimed blacks and other races were less intelligent and needed abortion to keep their numbers down. The left has always been fixated on crazy secularist/nihilist notions and Neitzche’s notion of the ubermenschen. That’s part of why they put out studies to try and prove they’re better than everyone else.
Shut up because you’re [fill in the blank]! - the Left explained.
If I ever found myself in a survival situation, I would want all “right-wingers” on my side. “Left-wingers” are idiots and depend too much on others always bailing them out.
Yes that Pol Pot was a real genius, wasn’t he? Stalin. Mao. Lenin. Marx.
Hell, look at the people’s paradise that is Cuba today. Need we more evidence of this study’s validity?
I wonder how smart they’ll feel when the global economic collapse occurs and the left doesn’t have guns.
As if living a good, moral life requires intelligence! Even a complete retard can tell right from wrong and do good in their life.
You want to talk about what makes a good person? Intelligence has nothing to do with it. It’s your character and your morals and how you treat others.
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