Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario has proven that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults and to gravitate toward socially conservative ideals.
Polling data and social and political science research also show that prejudice is more common in those who hold right-wing ideals that those of other political persuasions.
Low intelligence in childhood corresponded with homophobia and racism in adulthood. But the factor that explained the relationship between these two variables was political: When researchers included social conservatism in the analysis, those ideologies accounted for much of the link between brains and bias.
In another study, this one in the United States, Hodson compared 254 people with the same amount of education but different levels of ability in abstract reasoning and found that people who were poorer at abstract reasoning were more likely to exhibit prejudice against gays and blacks
So there you go. It’s now scienticilly proven that racist and homophobic GOP conservatives are idiots.
As if we didn’t know that already. But it is nice to have it verified on paper.