Sunday, 21 April 2013

Right-Wing And Low Intelligence

Another study from the 'tell-us-something-we-didn't-know' category, people with right-wing views are less intelligent than those of us with left wing views. Duh, obviously.
The Right wing will be the ones responsible for the end of the world and the The British Cohort Study published in Psychological Science, found that right-wingers tend to be less intelligent, have lower reasoning ability and more racist and homophobic views than left-wingers and people with low childhood intelligence tend to grow up to hold right-wing views.
The paper analysed large UK studies which compared childhood intelligence with political views in adulthood across more than 15,000 people and the authors claim that people with low intelligence gravitate towards right-wing views because they make them feel safe.
'Cognitive abilities are critical in forming impressions of other people and in being open minded' say the researchers, 'Individuals with lower cognitive abilities may gravitate towards more socially conservative right-wing ideologies that maintain the status quo'.
There you have it, scientific proof that you would get as much sense out of two short planks of wood than you would a right winger but it is nice to have it clarified by science.
Just remember talk slow to them...they are not too bright.

6 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...
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Lucy said...

Maybe he is a secret Trotskyite.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Lucy said...

Comrade Leon, think ice pick.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Lucy said...

Mexico did.