There is a study that was just discussed on ABC News that says that highly educated people (college graduates with at least a bachelor's degree and goes up in percentage with master's and doctorate degrees) people, especially women, tend to be mostly democrats and that those with less of an education tend to be republicans.
The bottom line is that a political debate will never be resolved by measuring the IQs of groups on each side of the issue. Even if certain positions tend to be held by less intelligent people, there will usually be plenty of sharp thinkers who take the same side. Rather than focus on the intellectual deficiencies, real or imagined, of certain politicians and their supporters, people should strive to find the best and brightest spokesmen for the opposing side.
There is a certain devilish fun to contemplating the intelligence of liberals and conservatives, but it should have no effect on how we think about issues. Political debates would be better without it
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:03 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
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Answer by Dark-N-Prego at 10:49 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
I've heard that before.
I also think it's interesting that so much of the Conservative rhetoric is about "academic elitists" or "intellectual elitists"--implying that there's something inherently wrong with having a degree in higher education (for those Conservatives out there who haven't gone past fourth grade, "academic elitists" would translate to the more folksy term "learned folk"--you know, people with them there fancy degrees from those there fancy colleges).
Talk like that will keep our population undereducated and trailing behind other countries that take education seriously. . .
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:56 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
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