I guess I was just sitting here thinking…WHO voted for this asshole….And then I did some research and I found a few sites stating that people in Louisiana “got what they asked for”….meaning: they voted for Bush and so now they have to WAIT for him to respond.
So I did some research into it..because i was curious to know WHAT states voted for WHO? Because I never really looked into it. I found a website that did an IQ/Politics analysis….I’m posting it below. Please feel free to comment.
HOWEVER: DO NOT THINK THAT I agree THAT THE TITLE IS TRUE. I DO NOT CARE WHO VOTED FOR BUSH. THESE PEOPLE NEED HELP. DO NOT GET ME TWISTED. This is merely a “what do you think?”….”what are your thoughts on what other folks are saying”?
IQs and Politics
Wow, what can I say, in the first 24 hours over 540,000+ people viewed this page! I originally posted this to a few friends on a forum, using information from a list just like this created after the 2000 election. The list was carried by the St. Petersburg Times and the Economist, amongst others. The IQ data was originally attributed to the book “IQ and the Wealth of Nations”, though I checked and couldn’t find them in the current edition, I had posted saying such at the bottom of the table. The tests and data were said to have been administered via the Raven’s APT, and The Test Agency, one of the UK’s leading publishers and distributors of psychometric tests.
I have recently been emailed by someone claiming to have seen a retraction many issues later on the behalf of the Economist Magazine. The Economist could not independently verify the IQ data and the retraction can be found here. I have yet to find any retractions from the St. Petersburg Times or other publications. Here you can find a report correlating IQ and income, and their relation to how people voted in the 2004 election. This IQ data is based on SAT/ACT test scores.
Here you can see the correlation between percentage of college graduates in a state and whom they voted for in the 2000 election.
I think matching census data to the results of the election reveals some very interesting things. For instance, there is a direct correlation that has been pointed out by the Boston Globe between the divorce rate per state, and who they voted for, as it turns out, the higher the percentage of people voting for Bush, the higher the divorce rate. That is very interesting considering many people voted based on ‘values’ and ‘morality’. I am still scratching my head about that one, I was a ‘values voter’ as well, though I value honesty, compassion, and human life.
I am glad that so many people are so interested in IQ, statistical correlations, and their relation to politics. I believe such correlations are increasingly interesting as some candidates this year funneled more money into biased advertising and partisan propaganda than has ever been attempted in the history of the world.