reply to post by muse7
To be honest, it tends to be true... Such studies have also been made round here too, non-biased. Left-wing does not necessarily mean socialism. This
country used to be part of soviets, so the people here hate communism more than anything. Yet they tend to be more left-wing in their views. Left-wing
does not necessarily mean socialism or communism. This country is taking Nordic countries as role model.
There are many reasons for it, why intelligent people tend to more liberal:
1) Most intelligent people do not believe into religion
2) Intelligent people tend to be anti-war. Grown-ups use words, not guns after all.
3) Intelligent people tend to be more open-minded and understanding different cultures, which leads to less racism.
4) Intelligent people tend to be better to team-work with. They understand that alone they can not do nothing and best results come with teamwork.
When I have worked in teams where people tend to be less intelligent, there have always been "power fights". Everybody wants to get what they went,
get their line without doing what is best for the team. Less ego maybe? Although this is rarer than the first three but still a tendency which is
5) Depending on the person, I do not know any dumb person who is not materialistic, yet I know several more intelligent ones who are not into the
materialistic values. Many scientists, especially round here, are like that. They choose worse-paying jobs in order to develop science instead of
going to some corp, where they could earn times more. I do not know any less intelligent person, who does not jump for money.
6) Understanding society as a whole better. Society is just as strong as its weakest links, the lower class and middle class. Too much capitalism,
corporatism tends to create too much inequality which leads to weaker society as a whole, which is not good for any of us.
7) Intelligent people tend to be environmentally more aware.
To end, there are all types of people, although especially due to first 3 points, there tends to be a tendency between intelligence and left-wing
views. Not all of of-couse. There are dumb left wingers and intelligent right-wingers, but there is at least some tendency between intelligence and
left-wing views, as much as I have noticed and what different studies have shown. Most intelligent people I know are left-centrists, just as I am.
Personal responsibility must exist, but strongest people should help weakest ones out more, instead of taking advantage of their weakness like it is
common in very right-wing countries.
Social safety networks are good for the nation overally. Less crime, happier people, less stress, more educated people (if cheap universities and
strong well-invested public school system without private schools), more education leads to better environmental awareness and healthier choices,
which again help with stress and happiness + save the environment more.
Even if I had to pay 50% taxes on the one million I earn, it does not matter, as I still would earn more than 99% of the people out there... . It
would be better than taking 100 bucks from 5000 poor people with 1k salary, as 900 dollars is harder to live with than 500k... + I definetely did not
work 500 times harder, nobody does... although I do not earn millions and that is not my goal either.
Currently I am earning very well compared to most people round here (3x the average salary) and I have nothing against the taxes... It is my
obligation as being "stronger" to help out the "weaker" ones, as in many cases they are not directly responsible for their life + I still have more
money than I actually need to live with.
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