An Oft-Debated Map

The map below has been refuted and re-legitimized by many sources. A very decent round-up of the debate is here:, but I’m showing this map because in the end, it’s pretty close – even after all the debate. Of course, there are population density considerations, as well as the clear and obvious point of correlation versus causation – that is, it is more likely that the same factors that cause lower income levels cause lower IQ, which might or might not be the same factors that cause people to vote or believe in certain patterns.

What I’m interested in, though, is religion – how does that tie into the IQ numbers? More on its way!

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