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    3 14.29%
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    18 85.71%
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    Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?



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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Conservatives exhibit less cognitive ability than liberals do. Or that's what it says in the social science literature, anyway. A 2010 study using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, for example, found that the IQs of young adults who described themselves as "very liberal" averaged 106.42, whereas the mean of those who identified as "very conservative" was 94.82. Similarly, when a 2009 study correlated cognitive capacity with political beliefs among 1,254 community college students and 1,600 foreign students seeking entry to U.S. universities, it found that conservatism is "related to low performance on cognitive ability tests." In 2012, a paper reported that people endorse more conservative views when drunk or under cognitive pressure; it concluded that "political conservatism may be a process consequence of low-effort thought."



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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?


    The problem with the guys is not their intelligence. Think of Obama.

    PS: One finds that the perception is mostly not congruent with reality. Even wealthy students don't make Yale, Harvard or both, if they are total dunces.

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    I just find it a fascinating phenomena in general. It does seem that Republicans are perceived to be anti intellectual even among themselves.

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Democrat-Republicans , a party at one time ..Today, there is little if any difference between Democrats and Republicans , but actually we have liberals and conservatives (more conservatives than liberals ) and the conservatives are, IMO, simply NOT as smart .

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Democrat-Republicans , a party at one time ..Today, there is little if any difference between Democrats and Republicans , but actually we have liberals and conservatives (more conservatives than liberals ) and the conservatives are, IMO, simply NOT as smart .
    I agree and I think it has a lot to do with conservatives "missing out" on a lot of things that now dominate our world.


    -Conservatives have "enemies" where they should have "friends". Ex: White Tech Sector (That runs the world)

    -Conservatives can't "adapt" to white tech secular individuals and they're being slaughtered bc of it (White Tech controls ALL media, ALL trending economics, ALL economic "anything" of significance). White Tech essentially "decides" if your business will succeed or fail.

    -Liberals are good at "politically adapting" to juggernauts such as white tech who now run the world.

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    by who?
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    by who?

    anyone

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    the old saw is that if you disagree with a liberal, he will think you are immoral, while if you disagree with a conservative, he will think you are stupid.

    Meanwhile, self-congratulation seems to be the basis for much of the lefts' tribalism.


    It seems both sides perceive the other as less intelligent than themselves, but the right makes more allowance for liberals to be "Smart, But Wrong" than the left does in return.
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the old saw is that if you disagree with a liberal, he will think you are immoral, while if you disagree with a conservative, he will think you are stupid.

    Meanwhile, self-congratulation seems to be the basis for much of the lefts' tribalism.


    It seems both sides perceive the other as less intelligent than themselves, but the right makes more allowance for liberals to be "Smart, But Wrong" than the left does in return.
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