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An anonymous commenter channeled the sentiments of many irreligious readers in a recent post discussing the religious angle of the coronavirus divide: The commenter's disdain aside, the first assertion is an empirical question. The last assertion is, too, but I've yet to come across good data to evaluate it by. Using the GSS, the following... Read More
The following table and map show estimated mean Asian IQ by state from 2019 NAEP mathematics and reading results among Asian eighth grade public school students. Estimates are computed by averaging mathematics and reading scores and then converting those to IQ scores, assuming a national average IQ of 96 and a standard deviation of 15.... Read More
The following table and map show estimated mean Hispanic IQ by state from 2019 NAEP mathematics and reading results among Hispanic eighth grade public school students. Estimates are computed by averaging mathematics and reading scores and then converting those to IQ scores, assuming a national average IQ of 96 and a standard deviation of 15.... Read More
The following table and map show estimated mean black IQ by state from 2019 NAEP mathematics and reading results among non-Hispanic black eighth grade public school students. Estimates are computed by averaging mathematics and reading scores and then converting them to IQ scores assuming a national average IQ of 96 and a standard deviation of... Read More
Presuming an average national IQ of 98 led to estimates for mean white IQ by state that appeared to be too high. Instead of norming at 100, the results normed 102. The US mean score of 98 was taken from the compilations of Lynn and Vanhanen. Their data is a over a generation old now,... Read More
The following table and map show estimated mean IQ by state from 2019 NAEP mathematics and reading results among non-Hispanic white eighth grade public school students. Estimates are computed by averaging mathematics and reading scores and then converting them to IQ scores assuming a national average IQ of 98 96 and a standard deviation of... Read More
The following table and map show estimated mean IQ by state from 2019 NAEP mathematics and reading results among eighth grade public school students. Table coloring corresponds to how states voted in the 2016 US presidential election. Estimates are computed by averaging mathematics and reading scores and then converting them to IQ scores assuming a... Read More
Over the last several decades, educational creep has predictably led to a decrease in the average intelligence of college graduates. Yet even after controlling for intelligence, higher educational attainment is associated with higher earnings. The following graph shows mean annual earnings by highest degree attained among five tiers of intelligence as measured by Wordsum. To... Read More
Mr. Rational notes: The theistic orientation distribution of those with no religious affiliation among GSS respondents from 2010-2016 for contemporary relevance (subsequent graphs cover the same time period): Nearly 1-in-4 Americans now report having no religious affiliation and more than 1-in-3 Americans under the age of 30 report the same. And while most atheists and... Read More
On twatter, F0RHEXET shares a table from Helmuth Nyborg: The high figures across the board immediately jump out as indicative of something being amiss. The average for Nyborg's entire white sample is 106.09, nearly half a standard deviation above the conventional white mean. Adjusting for that apparent inflation across the board, though, his results correlate... Read More
In response to the observation that self-identified political ideology is relatively unimportant in explaining black electoral behavior, tcjfs pointed to a paper suggesting that most blacks don't know what the labels "liberal" or "conservative" mean in an American political context. As a consequence, the political identity blacks assign themselves is random. They are reliably partisan,... Read More
Steve Sailer: The GSS permits a testing of that assertion. The following graph shows political interest by self-described ideology. The survey asked respondents about their personal level of interest in politics with five potential responses ranging from "not at all interested" on the low end to "very interested" on the high end. Inverted from the... Read More
On The Daily Shoah the big-brained Z-Man brought up an important question white identitarians have to find a satisfactory answer to--are based Jews part of Heritage America or always potential wolves in sheep's clothing? Mike Enoch's dodgy reply was that they are not, they have to go back to Israel, and Israel can suffer the... Read More
A recurring observation in the discussion based on IQ estimates for American Jews (among others) in the GSS was that the chosen ones, to quote Sid "come across as above average in intelligence today, but not terrifyingly brilliant the way they did 100 years ago". The commenters here are invaluable. The following graph shows the... Read More
Vox Day recently disputed the notion that ZOG is a result of high Jewish IQ. In so doing, he's drawing swords with the likes of Gregory Cochran, Charles Murray, and Stephen Pinker. To atrociously mix metaphors, that prices me way out of the cognitive market, so I won't comment on the merits or demerits of... Read More
The inestimable Sid: How worried are the Chinese about African fertility? The Han don't suffer from the same self-destructive universalistic, egalitarian impulses that Northwestern Europeans (WEIRDOs) do. China's a big country. They'll keep the dumb Africans outside the walls and everything will be fine. Illegal invasion from Africa into China is nearly impossible. The infiltrators... Read More
I recently asked if Mormons are alone among sizable population subgroups in the US in experiencing eugenic fertility patterns. I failed to even evaluate Jews (there go my alt right credentials!). My thought process was the orthodox have lots of kids while secular Jews don't and the former are dullards while the latter have the... Read More
The following map shows mean average IQ by state using 2013 NAEP scores from eighth graders in math and reading: And this map shows the average credit scores by state, according to 2017 data from VantageScores: Despite the War on Noticing, indefatigably astute readers will detect a similarity between the maps. This is on account... Read More
- Gab Fam man BooksmartBaller wondered about differences in region (presumably among whites) with regards to how they feel about blacks. In 2002, the GSS asked respondents how "warm" or "cool" they felt towards multiple groups, including blacks. The higher the score, the cooler (ie less trusting of and more hostile towards) a region's whites... Read More
Steve Sailer, via James Flynn, reports that the (credited) namesake's effect could be a thing of the past. Specifically, scores at the top aren't rising and may actually be declining. This presents a good enough opportunity to point out what has caused me some low-level cognitive dissonance for years now--there isn't much evidence in the... Read More
Dan echoes a question brought up by others with regards to the GSS showing a strong correlation between high IQ and support for free speech: My suspicion is that the students who are making the biggest ruckus are not the sharpest ones on campus. The administrators are intimidated. The professors leading the charge are doofuses... Read More
The following graph shows average (mean) number of children by race and intelligence*. For contemporary relevance, all responses are from this millennium. To avoid language fluency issues, only those born in the US are considered. To allow time for family formation to occur, responses from those under the age of 35 are excluded: The dysgenic... Read More
[If following this link from the Twitter post on scientific literacy, please see here] In his April Diary, the Derb brought up posts from the Inductivist (still relatively active here) and the Occidentalist concerning changes over time in the self-reported perceptions of why "on the average blacks have worse jobs, income, and housing than whites... Read More
The previous post on the apparent decline in the average IQ of college graduates in the US over the last fifty years used the GSS' 10-question Wordsum vocabulary test as a basis for those IQ estimates. As was pointed out, vocabulary tends to increase with age (through the late fifties before peaking and then beginning... Read More
The mean IQ scores, converted from GSS wordsum results, assuming a national average of 98 and a standard deviation of 15, of those who attended college for at least four years by the decade they graduated in* (n = 5,124, though n for 2010s is only 49 and should be seen as merely suggestive--the trend... Read More
The 2016 iteration of the GSS asked respondents about who should be the primary provider for the sick, the old, and of education, along with five possible responses--the government, private businesses, non-profits, religious organizations, or family and friends. The following graphs show the percentages, by selected demographic characteristics*, who said the government should be the... Read More
If you haven't, see Steve Sailer's and Heartiste's reactions to the Reuters-Ipsos detailed exit poll data. First, Heartiste notes a commenter at Steve's pointing out what I should've emphasized: A couple of clarifying comments. Steve's subsequent post looked at work from professor George Hawley who asserted that "the relationship between marriage and voting declined" in... Read More
Stefan Molyneux, an outspoken critic of corporal punishment, highlighting studies that have found a correlation between IQ and whether or not a child was spanked:
Expounding on the average perceived differences in intelligence between blacks and whites, the following graph shows the mean score on a 7-point scale asking respondents separately if blacks and if whites "tend to be unintelligent or tend to be intelligent"--the higher the score the more intelligent members of each race are perceived to be--by selected... Read More
Since 2000 the GSS has asked respondents, broken down by race, if whites and if blacks "tend to be unintelligent or tend to be intelligent", with answers on a 7-point scale, the higher the score the more intelligent the group is perceived to be. Because both questions have been paired every year they've been asked,... Read More
Searching for data on the relationship between wealth and intelligence almost inextricably leads to a study by a guy out of Ohio State saying that there isn't one. He used the National Longitudinal Study of Youth (NLSY), the same one Murray and Herrnstein used for The Bell Curve. It's not my intention to cast aspersions... Read More
You've probably heard the argument that in the US black job applicants face discrimination in hiring even when their educational attainment is equal to that of competing white applicants. This Think Progress article from a couple of years ago is fairly typical but also notable in that it drills down into the assertion a bit... Read More
Last month Steve Sailer wrote:Stepping away from the presidential election for a moment, allow me to do what the tagline advertises and validate Steve's stereotype. The GSS routinely asks respondents whether they feel as though most people are trustworthy or not. The following table shows the percentages of people, grouped by intelligence*, who say that... Read More
The Mercatus Center at GMU recently released a report on the fiscal health of each of the states--or more precisely, the fiscal health of each state's government. The methodology looks sophisticated and reasonable. Since the report wasn't commissioned to be evaluated on the factors I'm evaluating it on, I'm comfortable using it as a plausible... Read More
In a post last month, Vox Day made a couple of assertions: 1) Agnostics are more intelligent than atheists, and 2) Atheists don't trust other people because they're projecting their own lack of integrity onto others.I've looked at the first issue before and recall the ordering, from most to least intelligent, going agnostic-atheist-uncertain believer-firm believer,... Read More
In his signature style, Milo Yiannopoulos noted in his July 15 podcast that "fat people are stupider than the rest of us". The study his remark was based on used detailed brain imaging to obtain its results from a modest sample of 32 people. It found fat people to be less intelligent and more impulsive... Read More
Just when you thought everything but the kitchen sink had been thrown at Trump, here comes something else: The assertion that he is president Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho. It looks like that sinking feeling is spreading throughout CultMarx ranks, then, as they preemptively concede the election to one very specific man! What would... Read More
His word choice, incidentally.Having every orifice in your body penetrated while playing the bugger's bitch does a snarky sodomite make:
Pumpkin Person writes:His post on the relationship between IQ and education made me wonder if the GSS might shed some light on the presumption he makes. Restricting respondents to those born in the US and aged 25-39 at the time of their participation in the survey, the correlation between mean years of education and mean... Read More
Gavin Bledsoe via Twitter: Sigh. Here we go again. Results from tonight (with 99% of votes in), first among college graduates: And then among those earning at least six-figures: And from Reuters-Ipsos' most recent national daily tracking poll among Republican college graduates earning at least $100,000 per year:
Speaking of sleep, it is often remarked that a perceived reason for difficulty falling asleep lies in an inability to turn one's mind off. This conventional explanation for the perceived problem, if there is truth in its existence, would presumably afflict the intelligent more than it would dullards. Stretching, one might think the GSS suggests... Read More
Here are some data relevant to Steve Sailer's recent post entitled "NYT: Something Must be Done About All the Nice White Lady Teachers", where the paper singles out in turn Boston and New York City for having disproportionate shares of white teachers given the non-whiteness of their student bodies. Subject yourself to as much of... Read More
Seeing figures on the median income range required for households to fall between 66 percent and 200 percent of each state's median income (via Jayman) set me thinking about differences in monetary standards of living across the US. Due to the wide variations in costs of living across different regions, income figures alone provide an... Read More
The following table shows estimated average IQ among 8th graders taking the NAEP math and reading assessments in 2013 by the type of community where the school is located, broken out into four categories: City, suburb, town, and rural. The scores for both tests are on a 500 point scale, with a standard deviation of... Read More
Albeit modestly so. The 2014 GSS data are out. Converting wordsum results to IQ scores with an average wordsum of 6.11 and a standard deviation of 1.83 wordsum points, the mean IQ of 2012 presidential election voters by who they voted for (n = 988): Voted for IQ Obama 99.0 Romney 100.8 3rd party 105.3... Read More
Steve Sailer wants a measure of average college admissions scores by state, similar to what NAEP provides but with the benefit of the test takers having some extrinsic motivation to perform well. The existing duopoly in the testing market currently precludes easy apples-to-apples comparisons from being made across states. Once achieved, standardized college admissions scores... Read More
IQ estimates converted from 8th grade 2013 NAEP math and reading assessments by eligibility for the national school lunch program, a federally assisted meal program that provides "low-cost or free lunches to school children" from low-income households follow. The scores for both tests are on a 500 point scale, with a standard deviation of 37... Read More
When the nebulous and obfuscating phrase "bad schools" is employed by Cathedral votaries, the idea that students are anything other than the outputs of their external environments is taken for granted. There are lots of rotating factors that are identified as influencing student academic performance, but the quality and composition of the students is rarely,... Read More
While I have a fairly clear mental map of the geography of white intelligence, socio-political, and cultural distributions in the US, I tend to think of black populations--at least concentrated black populations--as, well, black populations. If you've listened to one local hip hop station, you've listened to them all. Steve Sailer periodically snaps me out... Read More
One of the most salient statistics regarding education is the tendency for poor white teenagers to perform as well as rich black teenagers do on college entrance exams. When sharing as much with educational romanticists, I'll often get the response that it isn't money that determines whether or not an environment is intellectually stimulating, it's... Read More