Pew makes it official: Republicans are smarter than Democrats

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In spite of the readily accepted notion that the intellectual elite take up residence on the left side of the aisle, Republicans are actually smarter than Democrats.

At least, that’s what a study by the Pew Research Center tells us.

That Republicans are more knowledgeable is not all that surprising to anyone paying attention. There is a reason “low-information voters” vote Democrat.

And Pew’s latest survey only reaffirms previous surveys demonstrating the same result, the Center for Individual Freedom reported.

In a 2010 Pew survey, Republicans outperformed their Democrat counterparts on 10 of 12 questions, with that performance improving in the latest survey to include every single one of 19 questions asked.

As noted by Pew:

“Republicans generally outperformed Democrats on the current quiz.  On 13 of the 19 questions, Republicans score significantly higher than Democrats and there are no questions on which Democrats did better than Republicans.  In past knowledge quizzes, partisan differences have been more muted, though Republicans often have scored somewhat higher than Democrats.” 

Pew’s survey of 1,168 adults was conducted during September and October of last year, and respondents were asked multiple-choice questions and queries using maps, photographs and symbols — proof that Democrats were polled.

Among other subjects, participants identified international leaders, Cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, nations on a world map, the current unemployment and poverty rates and war casualty totals.

Perhaps, the real lesson to be learned is that the value of world-class propaganda can successfully create the impression that Democrats have a monopoly on intelligence.

Tom Tillison

Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.
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23 thoughts on “Pew makes it official: Republicans are smarter than Democrats

  1. I'd never heard any such thing,but it doesn't surprise me in the least.Everytime I hear a liberal on tv ,they all must talk with each other.Because each points are constantly in repeating mode.Might as well turn them off.Theres just so much I can take of them any given day.Liz

  2. matt says:

    Ummmmm wrong again! Yes they did confirm that Republicans DO make more money (probably due to not having 80% of their voters being on welfare), Democrats have higher dropout numbers, imprisonment rates, etc.

  3. matt says:

    Let's see:

    CHELSEA CLINTON LOOKS BETTER THAN JENNA BUSH? RACHEL MADDOW LOOKS BETTER THAN MEGYN KELLY? NANCY PELOSI LOOKS BETTER THAN CINDY MCCAIN? MICHELLE OBAMA LOOKS BETTER THAN ANN ROMNEY? ROSIE O'DONNELL LOOKS BETTER THAN HASSELBACK? Lol YEP, Repubs look better hands down!

  4. MW says:

    HA! This article only further proves how stupid right-wingers are.

    Nice try, do-do brain…

  5. George DeMarse says:

    Ya right.

    Michelle Bachman and other tea partiers are whizz kids–they just lack the gene for accepting scientific fact.

    George DeMarse

  6. Bill Douglas says:

    This is a lame attempt to discredit a university study which found quite the opposite. I talk to people on the Right and I point out one of the most obvious miscalculations on their part. Global warming has had over 11,000 per reviewed scientific papers outlining this disturbing trend, yet the Right in their infinite stupidity claim they somehow know more than these folks. Are you kidding me? How many peer reviewed scientific papers for the Right? About 300. "Well that's because universities sponsor these studies" says the moron. Let me ask you, if its all the money being spent then why can't the petro-companies with all of their great wealth get more than 3% of scientist to agree with them. IDIOTS believe that they possess intelligence which they simply do not. Think your lame-brain rants through to the end. Brain dead idiots are more intelligent that scientists. Ha!!!

  7. Ian says:

    Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says study

    Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
    Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel ‘safe’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2095549/Right-wingers-intelligent-left-wingers-says-controversial-study–conservative-politics-lead-people-racist.html#ixzz2bFbOTZGD

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