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Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says study
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Last updated at 9:54 AM on 8th February 2012 | Rob Waugh

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 not—it'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 ...


TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Science; Society
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Hmm. How does this explain the extreme prejudice of left-wingers, eh? Oh wait . . . (and ain't it funny how they use "studies" from a half-century ago??)
1 posted on 02/13/2012 11:36:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

All anyone needs to do is take a trip through DU land and read the posts to see this study is a sham.


2 posted on 02/13/2012 11:39:13 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Olog-hai

confirmation bias


3 posted on 02/13/2012 11:39:41 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Olog-hai


The above idiot alone makes the left less intelligent than the right.
4 posted on 02/13/2012 11:41:48 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Olog-hai

What does ‘low intelligence’ mean?


5 posted on 02/13/2012 11:42:04 AM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Olog-hai
"The paper analyzed large UK studies which compared childhood intelligence with political views in adulthood across more than 15,000 people.

First of all, this was conducted in the UK, not the USA...such may be the case in the UK.

Once colleges and universities spray the liberal joy juice on the students, the "childhood intelligence" is wiped away and they become indocrinated, but educated, idiots.

If liberals are more intelligent, someone must be hiding those they polled in a bunker somewhere, because the liberals and lefties we see and hear daily are certainly not very good examples.

Bottom line: The mere fact that people think that socialism can actually WORK, shows a shallow and damaged intelligence.

You can't fix stupid...but you can give it a degree and it thinks it's smart.
6 posted on 02/13/2012 11:43:13 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d comment, but I lack the brain mass to understand this.


7 posted on 02/13/2012 11:43:26 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Olog-hai

Socialism ALWAYS FAILS, always. Who’s your daddy dumb liberals?


8 posted on 02/13/2012 11:43:35 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 11:46:27 AM PST by yetidog
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To: Olog-hai

Gosh, Leftists do a study and find that they are correct in their presumptions. What a shocker.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 11:47:08 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Olog-hai

The excuse for the new genocide is on its way folks.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 11:47:11 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Olog-hai

Adorno et al

(previous lefty generation’s phono psych stuff . . . .)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Authoritarian_Personality


12 posted on 02/13/2012 11:47:43 AM PST by Bertha Fanation
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To: Olog-hai

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.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 11:49:00 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


14 posted on 02/13/2012 11:49:56 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Olog-hai
This was out a while ago. They considered people who didn't believe in global warming (which of course as any good liberal knows is as true as anything could possibly be) as STUPID. So, if you are conservative, and sceptical about man-made global warming you are...that's right...of low intelligence. This is the kind of logic these “geniuses” use.
15 posted on 02/13/2012 11:50:20 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Olog-hai

Shut up because you’re [fill in the blank]! - the Left explained.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 11:50:20 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Olog-hai

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.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 11:50:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (FOX News! In the barrel for Barry!)
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To: Olog-hai; struggle

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?


18 posted on 02/13/2012 11:51:31 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: struggle

I wonder how smart they’ll feel when the global economic collapse occurs and the left doesn’t have guns.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 11:53:07 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: bigdirty

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.


20 posted on 02/13/2012 11:53:20 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Olog-hai
Check out Brock University LOL!

Brock celebrates its place in the biosphere with UN flag raising

Published on January 26 2012 Brock University raised a United Nations flag at its St. Catharines campus today to celebrate its geographic location within the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Ontario's Niagara Escarpment a Biosphere Reserve in February 1990.

The ceremony was co-ordinated by Brock’s newly established Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC), which was created to pursue transdisciplinary research at the University concerning the environment, sustainability and social-ecological resilience.

21 posted on 02/13/2012 11:53:43 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

The same UNESCO that recognized “Palestine”, of course.


22 posted on 02/13/2012 11:54:55 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Accurate Prophecy TRUMPS Bogus Lefty IQ scores EVERY TIME! Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

23 posted on 02/13/2012 11:58:17 AM PST by Chance Hart
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To: Olog-hai

What do British “right wingers” have to do with Americans anyway?


24 posted on 02/13/2012 11:58:22 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Olog-hai
I'm sure you've all had the displeasure of interacting with a die hard leftist. They are not intelligent people.
25 posted on 02/13/2012 11:58:23 AM PST by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: FrankR

Psychiatrists and psychologists are dangerous to humans and other living things. 85% of’em are certifiable and should be removed to an island where they can only analyze each other. They would be happy as clams for the rest of their unnatural lives.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 11:59:32 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Olog-hai
“Social status also appears to play no part.”

That alone would prove that this ‘study’ and the people that produced it are completely incompetent.

My wife works at a university. It is amazing how many people profess every liberal belief (so called liberal straight ticket) but when you have a private conversation you find out that they think most of it is nonsense.

Part of the success of liberalism is that for so many fields it has become a prerequisite to profess belief for it.

And that is the other thing this study missed entirely. Many people, especially the more educated, feel they must express liberal ideas in public. Conservatives are more likely to say, “FU, this is what I believe - take it or leave it!” What people openly profess to believe is not so much a measure of intelligence as it is a measure of backbone.

27 posted on 02/13/2012 11:59:56 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Olog-hai

What a BS survey. The authors define “right wing views” as racist views. Racists usually do have lower intelligence. Ergo, Right wingers are stupid. But what about the fact that through out US history, most racists were Democrats? And is a belief in limited government “stupid.” Is a belief in Socialism “smart.” How does that play out when you view the evidence of the collapse of Socialist countries? How does it play out when you see that Statism results in situations like Greece where people riot when you try to balance the budget, or Detroit, where liberalism has destroyed the city? Were those people smart? Were the ones who said expanding entitlements is dangerous stupid?


28 posted on 02/13/2012 12:01:22 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: FrankR

Liberalism is the intellectually lazy path to a feeling of self-worth and superiority. It’s a sham that rejects reality in favor of a world view that sees things the way the liberal wants things to be instead of the way they really are. Liberal self delusion is at the heart of this bogus “study”.


29 posted on 02/13/2012 12:03:37 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

My wife works at a university. It is amazing how many people profess every liberal belief (so called liberal straight ticket) but when you have a private conversation you find out that they think most of it is nonsense
Doublethink in real life. What is even worse is that they have the authority to throw the "liberal straight ticket" into the sewer where it belongs yet tenaciously hold onto it; they don't have to fear loss of funding that much.
30 posted on 02/13/2012 12:03:49 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 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.

So, I take it soccer-riot yobs are right-wingers?

31 posted on 02/13/2012 12:11:27 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of fascists and their parasites.)
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To: yetidog

There they go confusing creativity and imagination with intelligence again.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 12:12:06 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: FrankR
You make sound points. To understand what has been going on in Academia, see Myths & Myth Makers In American "Higher" Education.

Pay particular attention to the role of Gordon Allport, the supporter of the Communists in the Spanish Civil War, who as a Professor at Harvard was touted across academia as an expert on "Prejudice," by the 1950s & 1960s. He even insulted those who valued their own families--a real example of fatuous Leftist theory substituted for reality.

William Flax

33 posted on 02/13/2012 12:13:23 PM PST by Ohioan
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To: SampleMan

STUDY FINDS LEFT WING STUDIES FAIR AND UNBIASED!


34 posted on 02/13/2012 12:13:44 PM PST by cartoonistx
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
But what about the fact that through out US history, most racists were Democrats?

I truly wish that this would be broadcast across every PA system in every school in every state of this nation every day. We would hear high school "history" teachers' heads exploding to the 1812 Overture across the country. It would be epic.

35 posted on 02/13/2012 12:13:56 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Darteaus94025

It means you disagree with them!


36 posted on 02/13/2012 12:14:34 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Olog-hai

More likely, the brighter you are the more likely you are to hide your prejudice. Gosh, the authors of the study are not very bright.


37 posted on 02/13/2012 12:20:02 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Olog-hai

This must explain why left wingers are constantly clamoring for the nanny state to wipe their arse, while right wingers prefer the government stay the hell out of their grill.


38 posted on 02/13/2012 12:22:39 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai
Experts agree and studies show that Lefties are smart and Conservatives are stupid.

Eye an a Cunservitfe and thets knot trew!

39 posted on 02/13/2012 12:23:32 PM PST by 4yearlurker
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To: Olog-hai

Interesting. Then why are we working while they’re camping out in public places?


40 posted on 02/13/2012 12:25:29 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Darteaus94025

I have been on FR for over 10 years, owned my own successful business, have a Masters of Science in Biology and a measured IQ of 135 and consider myself Conservative/liberatian. So where does that put me in this study?

On the other hand I have liberal friends who regurgitate everything MSNBC and the NYT tells them, and haven’t had an original thought in years. Where would they be placed in this study?


41 posted on 02/13/2012 12:31:29 PM PST by redangus
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To: Olog-hai
“they don't have to fear loss of funding that much.”

The biggest problem is that you find most of the concentration of brainless liberal jackasses in the administration of most colleges and universities. The people I'm usually talking to are lower level professors. The completely brainless administrators make their life difficult, even if they profess to be liberal. If they dare show the slightest bit of conserativesm, they are singled out for extra abuse. Once they are tenured, they can be a little more outspoken. But even after achieving that status, the administration still has ways to make like difficult should they choose to. And if you are the slightest bit conservative, they will choose to.

42 posted on 02/13/2012 12:33:37 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Olog-hai

This doesn’t jive with my university experience, admittedly a poor test of intelligence, but a marker of academic performance. Based on my experience, the overall quality of higher education could be dramatically improved by increasing the number of conservative professors and students. Too many conservatives eschew higher education because of things like work, wealth accumulation, and their extreme disdain for the company of liberals. But, this is a purely subjective observation, and an unneeded one. Genuinely intelligent people know conservatives are smarter and more culturally aware.


43 posted on 02/13/2012 12:39:52 PM PST by pallis
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To: Olog-hai
feh...
44 posted on 02/13/2012 12:42:37 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Olog-hai

How did conservative get to be defined as racist? How about we define leftists as people who believe in statist policies inevitably leading to wholesale slaughter such as the 100,000,000 civilians murdered by their own governments trying to impose socialism in the 20th century?


45 posted on 02/13/2012 12:44:27 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Olog-hai

LOL. I was very liberal for 30 years. Now I am more conservative. How can that be if political affiliation is based on “inate” intelligence?

And what about conservatives who become liberal (I know, there aren’t that many, but it does happen) - where do they get their supposedly increased “inate” intelligence?


46 posted on 02/13/2012 12:55:16 PM PST by PinkChampagneonIce
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To: redangus

According to the study you are stupid. Luckily, you are so dumb you cannot even read this response to know how dumb you actually are. You are also a homophobic racist. Please have any intelligent liberal, such as the ones that conducted this study, tell you what some of those words mean. Not all of them, mind you. Your pea-sized brain couldn’t begin to understand all of them at once.

Your liberal friends who can regurgitate everything on MSNBC are not only intelligent but enlightened.

I hope that answers your questions 8>)


47 posted on 02/13/2012 12:55:57 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Olog-hai
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48 posted on 02/13/2012 12:58:13 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: redangus
On the other hand I have liberal friends who regurgitate everything MSNBC and the NYT tells them, and haven’t had an original thought in years.

Same here, but when I sent them you tube clips of 0 bummer saying he had campaigned in all 57 states, they never bothered to reply. Part of my email read: "Real genius you voted for in the election".

49 posted on 02/13/2012 1:04:04 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Olog-hai
Just wondering - is this survey saying that being racist or anti-gay is actually calculated into someones IQ?
50 posted on 02/13/2012 1:12:54 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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