Study finds that liberals and atheists may be smarter, stay up later at night and prefer just one wife

A study published in the March 2010 issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Social Psychology Quarterly, postulates that more intelligent people are likely to be atheists and liberals.

Evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Satoshi Kanazawa goes on to reveal from his study that more intelligent men, prefer sexual exclusivity, or the preference for one mate. [Note to Jacob Zuma: allowing culture to shape your decision to have multiple wives is not very smart.] An earlier study conducted by him also reveals that more intelligent individuals tend to stay up later at night.

General intelligence, the ability to think and reason, endowed our ancestors with advantages in solving evolutionarily novel problems for which they did not have innate solutions

As a result, more intelligent people are more likely to recognize and understand such novel entities and situations than less intelligent people, and some of these entities and situations are preferences, values, and lifestyles.

Now, I’m liberal, an atheist, I stay up late at night and I’m smart enough to know that one woman is about all the trouble a guy can handle, but I’m not saying that I’m more intelligent. I do acknowledge though that Satoshi Kanazawa, probably is.

Grab the full article published in ScienceDaily here.