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ERIC Number: EJ821834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0160-2896
Average Intelligence Predicts Atheism Rates across 137 Nations
Lynn, Richard; Harvey, John; Nyborg, Helmuth
Intelligence, v37 n1 p11-15 Jan-Feb 2009
Evidence is reviewed pointing to a negative relationship between intelligence and religious belief in the United States and Europe. It is shown that intelligence measured as psychometric "g" is negatively related to religious belief. We also examine whether this negative relationship between intelligence and religious belief is present between nations. We find that in a sample of 137 countries the correlation between national IQ and disbelief in God is 0.60. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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