As reported in February, a study published in the journal “Psychological Science” showed that children who score low on intelligence tests gravitate toward socially christian/conservative political views in adulthood–perhaps because conservative ideologies stress “structure and order” that make it easier to understand a complicated world.
Wow, that has got to hurt!
Now a new study linking conservative ideologies to “low-effort” thinking.
“People endorse conservative ideology more when they have to give a first or fast response,” the study’s lead author, University of Arkansas psychologist Dr. Scott Eidelman, said in a written statement released by the university.
What is very interesting to me is that the party of family and christian values were more likely to be the individuals that were heavier drinkers.
“Bar patrons were asked about social issues before blowing into a Breathalyzer. As it turned out, the political viewpoints of patrons with high blood alcohol levels were more likely to be conservative than were those of patrons whose blood alcohol levels were low.”
This goes along with other studies that link lower IQ to Christian/Conservative thinking and a study that linked the conservative/christian states with being the largest purchasers of on-line porn.
No wonder our prison inmates are 80 plus percent christian.