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In 2008, intelligence researcher Helmuth Nyborg examined whether IQ relates to denomination and income, using representative data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, which includes intelligence tests on a representative selection of white American youth, where they have also replied to questions about religious belief. His results, published in the scientific journal Intelligence demonstrated that on average, Atheists scored 1.95 IQ points higher than Agnostics, 3.82 points higher than Liberal persuasions, and 5.89 IQ points higher than Dogmatic persuasions.  "I'm not saying that believing in God makes you dumber. My hypothesis is that people with a low intelligence are more easily drawn toward religions, which give answers that are certain, while people with a high intelligence are more skeptical," says the professor.
Originally posted by Kailassa
I've always been a theist, but I couldn't get a score from my first IQ test because I aced it.
It was quite funny, because the pig of a teacher at our little country school had announced to the class that this IQ test was going to prove how stupid I was. The bitter incompetant had way back declared a war on me that he couldn't win.
When the results came back he opened them in front of the class, chortling his head off because my name was nowhere to be seen. Every now and then, reading the results from top to bottom, he'd stop and laugh some more, pointing out my name had still not come up.
Finally he got to the bottom and read, going white, that I was requested to attend for further testing as getting everything correct meant they could not score me.