what about family values . . . in the form of valuing marriage and/or divorce?<br><br><a href="http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/10/31/walking_the_walk_on_family_values/">link here</a><br><br>snippet: <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The Associated Press, using data supplied by the US Census Bureau, found that the highest divorce rates are to be found in the Bible Belt. The AP report stated that "the divorce rates in these conservative states are roughly 50 percent above the national average of 4.2 per thousand people." The 10 Southern states with some of the highest divorce rates were Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. By comparison nine states in the Northeast were among those with the lowest divorce rates: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
well, for what it's worth, i don't believe the data presented in the table. now, it may be correct, but i don't believe we have that data and i think it would be extremely expensive to do such a study. i did a 2 year study in kansas in the late 90s and the workload was outrageous in trying to hire data collectors and to manage the data coming in. we tested hundreds and hundreds of people and controlled for all sorts of demographics. we used 2 different IQ tests and 1 achievement test. the actual testing was many hours per subject. i know of no such study that was nationwide, so i'd love to see the methodology for the "study" in the table presented.<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Well, I've BEEN to Massachussetts, but I just didn't want to admit it.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>I've been there too, and there appears to be no correlation between IQ and the way they drive. I think when you apply for a Massachussetts drivers license they give you an IQ test, and if you pass you don't get one.<br><br>
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