Education does not explain the link between atheism and liberalism: At Secular Right, I posted the GSS finding that atheists are about 5 times more likely to be extremely liberal than theists. A commenter asked if the correlation might be due to some other factor. I regressed political views on belief in God and got this:
Unstandardized OLS regression coefficients (N = 12,516)
Belief in God .209**
And when I add level of education:
Belief in God .205**
Level of education -.011**
**p < .01
The belief in God coefficient is reduced very little by the inclusion of education, so the connection between atheism and liberalism is not due to higher levels of education.
And I don't even need to look at IQ (although I did) because IQ is unrelated to political orientation.
UPDATE: Trust in science explains more:
Belief in God .168**
Trust in science -.164**
In the last post, it was mentioned that high IQ people are VERY diverse in terms of income. Many are not particularly interested in pu...
In the comments in the last post , some readers contended that Jews are not ethnocentric. Using the same question I used in the comments se...
Which factor reduces family size the most? Below are the standardized OLS regression coefficients for a sample of whites ages 40-59: Stand...
Via a reader at iSteve, it looks like this might be the vocabulary test used by the General Social Survey. (Someone please tell me if I'...