Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Study: Those w/ Higher Cognitive Ability Less Likely to Care about Political Correctness

'Since smart people tend to get ahead in life, you might assume the woke would have higher intelligence. Not so, according to a new study... '

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A recent study conducted in Britain found that those with higher cognitive abilities tend to be less concerned with political correctness.

Researcher Louise Drieghe and colleagues surveyed 300 American adults to measure cognitive abilities, and then asked them to answer questions about political correctness and freedom of speech, Summit News reported.

After taking a standardized test to measure intellectual capacity, participants were asked to respond to statements such as: “Every individual has the unalienable right to express their thoughts freely,” and “Censorship of speech leaves little room for debate and diverse points of view.”

They also responded to prompts like, “I get mad when I hear someone use politically incorrect language,” and “I try to educate people around me about the political meaning of their words.”

Upon analyzing the results of the survey, researches found “a moderate positive correlation between cognitive ability and support for freedom of speech, and a moderate negative correlation between cognitive ability and concern for political correctness.”

In other words, the smarter one is more likely to accept free speech and reject political correctness, which is a phenomenon limited primarily to the Left.

The findings of the study affirm what many on the Right have suggested for some time now, that the Left relies on “midwits“–the sort of people who thrive in bureaucratic settings–to enforce their dogmas of political correctness.

According to columnist Noah Carl, the findings reveal the problematic direction that the West is going as it constructs and reinforces institutions that systematically reward the mediocre who think only within the confines of the established woke machinery.

“Britain’s elite cultural institutions – the BBC, universities, the national trust – are dominated by the woke. Since smart people tend to get ahead in life, you might assume the woke would have higher intelligence. Not so, according to a new study.”

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