However, I worked with a much larger sample size than any of those older studies, and also I discovered that it is primarily IQ and not more years of schooling which leads to less religiosity.
Furthermore, I demonstrated that the lower religiosity of high IQ people carries over to their views on political issues with religious overtones, such as abortion and prayer in schools.
For some reason I was not aware of the long known negative correlation between IQ and religiosity. This is a rare form of political correctness that the political left isn’t behind. The mainstream media is only eager to tell us the benefits of religion. They keep telling us that religion brings happiness. In January 2005, this was on the front page of Time Magazine. There have also been vague but not really proven suggestions that religion brings better health.
Doesn’t anyone think that it’s at least as important to tell us that religion also brings stupidity? I guess not.