In terms of religious affiliation, Jews are the smartest, right? Not so fast. I'll use the vocabulary quiz from the General Social Survey again as a proxy for IQ. I calculated the mean score for whites--IQ is affected a great deal by the racial composition of the group--but will only list selected religions. (The GSS continues to piss me off for not asking if one is Mormon--my favorite group.)
Mean Vocabulary Score
United Presbyterian 6.98
United Methodist 6.31
American Lutheran 6.34
Southern Baptist 5.65
Orthodox Christian 5.47
The Buddhists kick butt. Jews come in second. America's former ruling faith--Episcopalian--is third. Ouch, poor Islam is at the bottom of the pack.
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