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Intelligence of different political factions?

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If you take  having a university degree as a proxy for "intelligence" and you consider  the two sides of the debate on the UK leaving the EU as "political factions". (both of which are very much debatable) then yes.

http://www.theweek.co.uk/89378/fact-check-did-uk-s-better-educated-vote-remain


But it's not clear to what extent "having a degree" is actually just a proxy for "being young".
 

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39 minutes ago, Ten oz said:

Which factions? 

Ideally, I'd like to see liberal, conservative and libertarian, if it were sliced down to a more granular level, though, that would be great.

 

12 minutes ago, John Cuthber said:

If you take  having a university degree as a proxy for "intelligence" and you consider  the two sides of the debate on the UK leaving the EU as "political factions". (both of which are very much debatable) then yes.

http://www.theweek.co.uk/89378/fact-check-did-uk-s-better-educated-vote-remain


But it's not clear to what extent "having a degree" is actually just a proxy for "being young".
 

I'd prefer to see IQ test results, I don't think education is a good measure of intelligence (though I'm sure there's some correlation).

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2 minutes ago, Alfred001 said:

Ideally, I'd like to see liberal, conservative and libertarian, if it were sliced down to a more granular level, though, that would be great.

Globally or within a specific political system?  

5 minutes ago, Alfred001 said:

I'd prefer to see IQ test results, I don't think education is a good measure of intelligence (though I'm sure there's some correlation).

I don't think the overall education level or IQ of voters matter. Rather awareness of the policies that each candidate represents is what matters. A lot of people vote for candidates without being aware of what those candidates actually support.  

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2 hours ago, Alfred001 said:

 

I'd prefer to see IQ test results, I don't think education is a good measure of intelligence (though I'm sure there's some correlation).

I'm not sure that IQ "is a good measure of intelligence (though I'm sure there's some correlation)."

One side is noted for its opposition to critical thinking.

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2012/06/29/texas-gop-vs-critical-thinking

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On 10/21/2018 at 3:21 PM, Ten oz said:

Globally or within a specific political system? 

In the West and, ideally, disaggregated by country.

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On 10/21/2018 at 7:19 AM, iNow said:

What do you mean by intelligence?

 

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On 10/21/2018 at 10:29 AM, John Cuthber said:

I'm not sure that IQ "is a good measure of intelligence

Agreed

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