I hope this serves as a springboard for future conversation on the topic — and hopefully puts some tired myths to rest.One of the few peer reviewed scientific articles I could find on the topic had the straightforward name, “Average intelligence predicts atheism rates across 137 nations.” This article analyzes IQ and religiosity data from “137 countries that represent 95% of the world population” and claims to show that nations with more intelligent citizens tend to have more Atheists. (for the statistics nerds, the R^2 on a linear regression = 0.352) What we see is a fairly weak relationship between national religiosity and average national IQ.I am a firm believer that the solution for meeting more people is online dating.I'm a veteran online dater, and I'm here to tell you the stories from the trenches and dispel the horror myths surrounding online dating.After all, the more wealthy the average citizen is, the more time they have to dedicate to intellectual pursuits.
Even worse, in the ~0% Atheist range, there’s a wide range of national IQs from 64 to 100 — with a cluster of low-IQ nations that appear to be driving the “trend.” If we focus on the lowest IQ nations in the above chart, we notice that several of them are poor nations in e.g. That led me (and others who have reviewed the topic) to wonder whether the wealth of a nation better predicts the average intelligence of its citizens.
The census also showed that between 20 the population of England and Wales increased by 3.7million to 56.1million, as the number of foreign born residents rose from 4.6million to 7.5million.
Guy Goodwin, the ONS director of census, said the data helped to ‘paint a picture of society’ and allowed politicians to plan for the future.
The correlation between religiosity and IQ is too weak to suggest that religiosity predicts intelligence on the national level. Looking at national data is fine and dandy, but what about individual-level data?
In another controversial research paper on the topic, Satoshi Kanazawa claimed to explain “Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent.” In this article, Kanazawa analyzed data from a longitudinal study following students from middle school through adulthood.