Right-wing politics and conservatism scientifically linked to stupidity

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A psychology study out of Arkansas has shown that conservative political views are often a result of low-effort thinking.

When put on the spot, people’s responses will tend to be much more conservative. The study showed that when confronted with a complicated question, the quicker the answer was, the less well considered it would be.

The study said that while conservatives are not necessarily less clever, a higher proportion of people who scored lower on intelligence tests would end up on the right wing more often than not. Knee-jerk responses to complex social and economic problems tended to favor the right wing over the left.

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