Intelligenta är mer liberala

Jag vill tipsa om några studier som tyder på att intelligens är relaterad till uppfattningar i politiska frågor. Närmare bestämt verkar intelligens gå att förknippa med mer liberala uppfattningar i sociala/kulturella frågor:

  • ”There was a strong association between higher g [general intelligence] at age 10 and more liberal and antitraditional attitudes at age 30.” (Källa.)
  • ”People with higher childhood intelligence were more likely to …  vote for the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats … The intelligence-Green party voting association was largely accounted for by occupational social class, the intelligence-Liberal Democrat voting association was not.” (Källa.)
  • ”Conservatism and cognitive ability are negatively correlated.” (Källa.)
  • ”[A]dolescent and adult intelligence significantly increases adult liberalism …” (Källa.)
  • ”There was a direct association between higher g at age 11 and more liberal social attitudes and political trust at age 33.” (Källa.)
  • ”RWA [right-wing authoritarianism] was predicted by low g [general intelligence] (β = − .16) and low verbal intelligence (β = − .18).” (Källa.)
  • ”In an analysis of two large-scale, nationally representative United Kingdom data sets (N = 15,874), we found that lower general intelligence (g) in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology. A secondary analysis of a U.S. data set confirmed a predictive effect of poor abstract-reasoning skills on antihomosexual prejudice … ” (Källa.)
  •  ”[V]erbal intelligence is correlated with both socially and economically liberal beliefs …” (Källa.)
  • ”Cognitive ability is positively related to socially liberal beliefs.” (Källa.)