IQ By Religion

Summary

Given the policy of mass migration and open borders pursued by Western governments under the prevailing climate of Islamist terrorism, the downside of such a policy is glaringly obvious. This is before even counting the longer-term costs, such as the destruction of White European civilization and culture, and the White indigenous population becoming a minority in their own nations within decades, only to face eventual extermination. It was decided to determine whether there is any upside potential for this reckless strategy of "terrorists welcome" and a "giant melting pot". The conclusion is no; the average Muslim has an IQ of 81.

Introduction

In their book IQ and the Wealth of Nations (2002), Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen, and in the accompanying online article Intelligence and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations, the authors provided information on national IQs for 185 countries. See under Method in that study for details of how the IQs were calculated from measured data for 60 countries, and estimated for remaining nations by averaging neighboring countries of known national IQ. Their Table 4 displays the complete list of IQ for 185 countries, with a column to show how the estimated IQs were derived. [There are measured national IQs for 81 nations in the 2002 book.]

Although some might question the idea of national IQs, Lynn states, "The correlations between educational attainment and IQ are shown in the bottom two rows of the table. Five of the six correlations are statistically significant and establish the validity of the measures of national IQ." And see Nyborg, H. A conversation with Richard Lynn. Personality and Individual Differences (2011) for a very interesting discussion on racial differences in intelligence. The hypothesis, which fits the facts and makes a great deal of sense, is that differences in IQ - from the lowest in Sub-Saharan Africa up to the highest for the North East Asians - are explained as deriving from when early humans migrated out of Africa. As the climate become colder, going on to increasingly severe winters for those who migrated to the north and east, the environment became more cognitively demanding, and so humans had to evolve higher IQs to survive.

Strong support for Lynn's (and Rushton's) observation was provided by the study Temperature, skin color, per capita income, and IQ: An international perspective - Templer and Arikawa (2006) [download .pdf]. The correlation of national mean IQ was found to be -0.92 for skin color (on a scale of 1 for very light and 8 for very dark), 0.64 for real GDP per capita, -0.76 for winter high temperature and -0.66 for winter low. Although temperature, not skin color, is the determinant of IQ, the reason for the stronger correlation with skin color is the fact that it reflects many years of ancestry, natural selection and genetic evolution within the particular climate.

Lynn and Vanhanen found that about half the variance that we observe in GDP per capita is accounted for by national IQ, and the other half is explained by the degree to which a nation has natural resources and a free market economy. There have also been general improvements in intelligence during the 20th century, and Lynn believes that improvements in nutrition are the primary cause.

The Hutchinson Factfinder, Second Edition, Reissued with corrections (1998), pp. 557-672, was used as the source for information on religions by country. Population data that appears alongside is dated 1992, so the entries on each nation's religions would apply to around the same time. Lynn's data on national IQ relates to tests conducted between 1952 and 2000, and so the Hutchinson source is more appropriate than an up-to-date reference.

Method

Ideally for this analysis, each country would have 100% of the population subscribing to some particular religion, and then, since we have a figure for IQ by country, the results would be averaged out to obtain IQ by religion. Of little use are examples with very mixed religion such as Suriname, which has Christian 30%, Hindu 27%, and Muslim 20%. The largest sample is of countries that are predominantly Christian. Table 3 below shows this group, after excluding anything below 90% where a total percentage for Christian denominations was quoted. For reasons of space and simplicity, no attempt has been made to distinguish between various denominations within a religion.

For Canada, for example, the Hutchinson entry for religion reads, "Roman Catholic 46%, Protestant 35%", which is taken as 81% confirmed Christian, but the question remains open as to whether the remainder are atheist, other religions, or other Christian denominations such as Lutheran. This example is excluded, since the stated percentage is less than 90%.

The Muslim sample in Table 2 is the second largest group, and in this case, anything below a total Muslim percentage of 75% has been rejected. Iraq's religions are stated as "Shi'ite Muslim 60%, Sunni Muslim 37%, Christian 3%", so this is taken as 97% Muslim and 3% Christian, and easily qualifies as a Muslim nation.

For the Buddhist group in Table 4, anything under 75% is similarly excluded. The animist nations are small in number and the percentages relatively low, since a significant proportion of the natives have already converted to other religions. So in that group, the minimum for inclusion was set at 60%. And the only nation in which atheism was stated as the majority belief is Hong Kong, so that has been included as a sample of one with a simple majority. However, studies with more recent data have better information on the level of atheism; more information on that below.

In Table 1 below, the figures with an asterisk in the IQ column denote estimated IQs. Population data as of 1992 (from Hutchinson) is provided for information purposes in the final column. For simplicity, each country is given equal weight. (The average Muslim IQ increases by two or three points when weight-adjusted for population, as described below). So, Table 1 shows data for all 185 countries within the Lynn study, and Tables 2-8 denote the groups of countries that qualify as representing each particular religion (or non-religion).

There are several countries in Table 1 that have a national IQ of 64. Lynn says that in some cases, the median raw scores fell below the first percentile of the British and American norm tables, which is equivalent to an IQ of 65. In this case, the country was assigned an IQ of 64. The four examples are Gambia, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone; for each of those, the main religion is Muslim or animist.

Lynn calculated the national IQ for South Africa and Singapore by weighting the IQs of the various ethnic groups. Neither of those have a well-defined principal religion, and they are excluded from our results and Tables 2-8.

Table 1

1

Afghanistan

83*

Muslim 18,100,000

2

Albania

90*

Muslim 70% 3,400,000

3

Algeria

84*

Muslim 26,400,000

4

Angola

69*

Christian 88%, animist 12% 10,600,000

5

Antigua & Barbuda

75*

Christian 64,000

6

Argentina

96

Christian 33,100,000

7

Armenia

93*

Christian 3,400,000

8

Australia

98

Christian

17,600,000

9

Austria

102

Christian 91%

7,900,000

10

Azerbaijan

87*

Muslim

7,200,000

11

Bahamas

78*

Christian 74% 264,000

12

Bahrain

83*

Muslim 85% 531,000

13

Bangladesh

81*

Muslim 85%, Hindu 14% 110,600,000

14

Barbados

78

Christian 83% 260,000

15

Belarus

96*

Christian, Muslim minority 10,300,000

16

Belgium

100

Christian 75% 10,000,000

17

Belize

83*

Christian 95% 196,000

18

Benin

69*

animist 65%, Christian 17%, Muslim 13% 4,900,000

19

Bhutan

78*

Buddhist 75%, Hindu 25% 1,500,000

20

Bolivia

85*

Christian 95% 7,700,000

21

Botswana

72*

Christian 50%, animist 50% 1,360,000

22

Brazil

87

Christian 89%, Indian faiths minority 151,400,000

23

Brunei

92*

Muslim 60% 268,000

24

Bulgaria

93

Christian 90%, Muslim 10% 9,000,000

25

Burkina Faso

66*

animist 53%, Muslim 36%, Christian 11% 9,500,000

26

Burma (Myanmar)

86*

Buddhist 85%, animist and Christian minorities 43,500,000

27

Burundi

70*

Christian 67%, animist 32%, Muslim 1% 5,700,000

28

Cambodia

89*

Buddhist 95% 9,000,000

29

Cameroon

70*

Christian 53%, animist 25%, Muslim 22% 12,700,000

30

Canada

97

Christian 81% 27,700,000

31

Cape Verde

78*

Christian 80% 346,000

32

Central African Rep.

68*

Christian 50%, animist 10%, Muslim 10% 2,900,000

33

Chad

72*

Muslim 44%, Christian 33%, animist 23% 6,000,000

34

Chile

93*

Christian 89% 13,600,000

35

China

100

Taoist/Confucian/Buddhist; Muslim / Christian minorities 1,166,000,000

36

Colombia

88

Christian 95% 33,400,000

37

Comoros

79*

Muslim 86%, Christian 14% 497,000

38

Congo (Braz)

73

animist 50%, Christian 48%, Muslim 2% 2,700,000

39

Congo (Zaire)

65

Christian, Kimbanguist, Muslim minority 41,200,000

40

Costa Rica

91*

Christian 95% 3,200,000

41

Cte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

71*

animist 65%, Muslim 24%, Christian 11% 13,000,000

42

Croatia

90

Christian 4,800,000

43

Cuba

85

Christian, more than 85% 10,800,000

44

Cyprus

92*

Christian 78%, Muslim 18% 580,000

45

Czech Republic

97

Christian 10,300,000

46

Denmark

98

Christian 97% 5,200,000

47

Djibouti

68*

Muslim 557,000

48

Dominica

75*

Christian 80% 72,000

49

Dominican Republic

84*

Christian 95% 7,500,000

50

Ecuador

80

Christian 95% 10,600,000

51

Egypt

83

Muslim 95%, Christian 5% 56,000,000

52

El Salvador

84*

Christian 97% 5,500,000

53

Equatorial Guinea

59

Christian 367,000

54

Eritrea

68*

Muslim, Christian 4,000,000

55

Estonia

97*

Christian 1,600,000

56

Ethiopia

63

Muslim 45%, Christian 40% 50,300,000

57

Fiji

84

Hindu 50%, Christian 44% 748,000

58

Finland

97

Christian 98% 5,000,000

59

France

98

Christian 92%, Muslim 1% 57,300,000

60

Gabon

66*

Christian 96%, animist 3%, Muslim 1% 1,250,000

61

Gambia

64*

Muslim 90%, animist and Christian minorities 921,000

62

Georgia

93*

Christian 5,500,000

63

Germany

102

Christian 77% 80,300,000

64

Ghana

71

animist 38%, Muslim 30%, Christian 24% 15,200,000

65

Greece

92

Christian 97% 10,300,000

66

Grenada

75*

Christian 60% 91,000

67

Guatemala

79

Christian 100% 9,400,000

68

Guinea

63

Muslim 85%, Christian 10%, local 5% 7,200,000

69

Guinea-Bissau

63*

animist 54%, Muslim 38%, Christian 8% 1,015,000

70

Guyana

84*

Christian 57%, Hindu 33%, Muslim 9% 748,000

71

Haiti

72*

Christian 95%, voodoo 4% 6,800,000

72

Honduras

84*

Christian 97% 5,000,000

73

Hong Kong

107

atheist majority; main religions Buddhist/Taoist/Confucian 7,235,000 [2014]

74

Hungary

99

Christian 92% 10,300,000

75

Iceland

98*

Christian 95% 261,000

76

India

81

Hindu 80%, Muslim 10%, Christian 2.5%, Sikh 2% 890,000,000

77

Indonesia

89

Muslim 88%, Christian 10%, Buddhist and Hindu 2% 184,800,000

78

Iran

84

Muslim 97%, Zoroastrian 2%, Jewish/Christian/Baha'i 1% 59,600,000

79

Iraq

87

Muslim 97%, Christian 3% 18,800,000

80

Ireland

93

Christian 94% 3,500,000

81

Israel

94

Judaism 83%, Muslim/Christian/Druse minorities 5,200,000

82

Italy

102

Christian 57,100,000

83

Jamaica

72

Christian 56%, Rastafarian 5% 2,400,000

84

Japan

105

Shinto, Buddhist, Christian 124,300,000

85

Jordan

87*

Muslim 92%, Christian 8% 3,600,000

86

Kazakhstan

93*

Muslim 17,000,000

87

Kenya

72

Christian 66%, local 26%, Muslim 6% 27,000,000

88

Kiribati

84*

Christian 93% 74,700

89

Korea, North

105*

Buddhist, Confucian; religion curtailed by state 22,200,000

90

Korea, South

106

Buddhist / Confucian / Chondokyo; Christian 28% 43,700,000

91

Kuwait

83*

Muslim 75% 1,200,000

92

Kyrgyzstan

87*

Muslim 4,500,000

93

Laos

89*

Buddhist 85%, animist minority (mountain dwellers) 4,400,000

94

Latvia

97*

Christian 2,700,000

95

Lebanon

86

Muslim 57%, Christian 40%, Druse 3% 2,800,000

96

Lesotho

72*

Christian 80% 1,850,000

97

Liberia

64*

animist 65%, Muslim 20%, Christian 15% 2,800,000

98

Libya

84*

Muslim 97% 4,400,000

99

Lithuania

97*

Christian 3,800,800

100

Luxembourg

101*

Christian 97% 387,000

101

Macedonia

93*

Christian 1,920,000

102

Madagascar

79*

animist 50%, Christian 40%, Muslim 10% 12,800,000

103

Malawi

71*

Christian 75%, Muslim 20% 9,500,000

104

Malaysia

92

Muslim (official), Buddhist / Hindu / local 18,600,000

105

Maldives

81*

Muslim 230,000

106

Mali

68*

Muslim 90%, animist 9%, Christian 1% 8,500,000

107

Malta

95*

Christian 98% 373,000

108

Marshall Islands

84

Christian 32,000

109

Mauritania

73*

Muslim 99% 2,100,000

110

Mauritius

81*

Hindu 51%, Christian 30%, Muslim 17% 1,100,000

111

Mexico

87

Christian 97% 84,400,000

112

Micronesia

84*

Christian 91,000

113

Moldova

95*

Christian 4,400,000

114

Mongolia

98*

Buddhist (suppressed 1930s) 2,200,000

115

Morocco

85

Muslim 99% 26,200,000

116

Mozambique

72*

animist 60%, Christian 18%, Muslim 16% 14,800,000

117

Namibia

72*

Christian 82% 1,500,000

118

Nepal

78

Hindu 90%, Buddhist/Muslim/Christian minorities 19,800,000

119

Netherlands

102

Christian 71% 15,200,000

120

New Zealand

100

Christian 65% 3,500,000

121

Nicaragua

84*

Christian 95% 4,100,000

122

Niger

67*

Muslim 85%, animist 15% 8,300,000

123

Nigeria

67

Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, local 10% 89,700,000

124

Norway

98

Christian 94% 4,300,000

125

Oman

83*

Muslim, Hindu minority 1,640,000

126

Pakistan

81*

Muslim 95%, Hindu 4% 130,100,000

127

Panama

84*

Christian 99% 2,500,000

128

Papua New Guinea

84*

Christian 94%, local faiths minority 3,800,000

129

Paraguay

85*

Christian 97% 4,500,000

130

Peru

90

Christian 90% 22,500,000

131

Philippines

86

Christian 93%, Muslim 5% 63,600,000

132

Poland

99

Christian 95% 38,400,000

133

Portugal

95

Christian 97% 9,800,000

134

Puerto Rico

84

Christian 3,474,000 (2015)

135

Qatar

78

Muslim 95% 520,000

136

Romania

94

Christian 86% 23,300,000

137

Russia

96

Christian 149,500,000

138

Rwanda

70*

Christian 66%, animist 23%, Muslim 9% 7,350,000

139

Samoa (Western)

87

Christian 90% 160,000

140

Sao Tome/Principe

59*

Christian 80%, animist minority 126,000

141

Saudi Arabia

83*

Muslim 15,300,000

142

Senegal

64*

Muslim 80%, Christian 10%, animist minority 7,700,000

143

Seychelles

81*

Christian 90% 71,000

144

Sierra Leone

64

animist 52%, Muslim 39%, Christian 8% 4,400,000

145

Singapore

100

Buddhist, Taoist, Muslim, Hindu, Christian 2,800,000

146

Slovakia

96

Christian 5,300,000

147

Slovenia

95

Christian 2,000,000

148

Solomon Islands

84*

Christian 70% 340,000

149

Somalia

68*

Muslim 99% 7,900,000

150

South Africa

72

Christian, Hindu, Muslim 32,100,000

151

Spain

99

Christian 99% 39,100,000

152

Sri Lanka

81*

Buddhist 69%, Hindu 15%, Muslim 8%, Christian 7% 17,500,000

153

St. Kitts & Nevis

75*

Christian 86% 43,000

154

St. Lucia

75*

Christian 90% 135,000

155

St.Vincent/Grenadines

75*

Christian 88% 109,000

156

Sudan

72

Muslim 73%, animist 18%, Christian 9% 30,000,000

157

Suriname

89

Christian 30%, Hindu 27%, Muslim 20% 408,000

158

Swaziland

72*

Christian 57%, animist minority 826,000

159

Sweden

101

Christian 95% 8,700,000

160

Switzerland

101

Christian 98% 6,900,000

161

Syria

87*

Muslim 90%, Christian 10% 12,500,000

162

Taiwan

104

Taoist, Confucian, Buddhist, Christian 20,700,000

163

Tajikistan

87*

Muslim 5,600,000

164

Tanzania

72

Muslim 35%, Christian 35%, traditional 30% 25,800,000

165

Thailand

91

Buddhist 95%, Muslim 4% 56,800,000

166

Togo

69*

animist 46%, Christian 37%, Muslim 17% 3,700,000

167

Tonga

87

Christian 93% 97,000

168

Trinidad & Tobago

80*

Christian 61%, Hindu 25%, Muslim 6% 1,260,000

169

Tunisia

84*

Muslim 95%, Christian and Jewish minorities 8,400,000

170

Turkey

90

Muslim 98% 58,600,000

171

Turkmenistan

87*

Muslim 3,860,000

172

Uganda

73

Christian 66%, Muslim 16%, animist minority 17,200,000

173

Ukraine

96*

Christian 52,100,000

174

United Arab Emirates

83*

Muslim 96%, Christian, Hindu minorities 2,000,000

175

United Kingdom

100

Christian 65%, Muslim/Jewish/Hindu/Sikh minorities 58,100,000

176

United States

98

Christian 86.5%, Jewish 1.8%, Muslim 0.5% 255,400,000

177

Uruguay

96

Christian 66% 3,100,000

178

Uzbekistan

87*

Muslim 21,400,000

179

Vanuatu

84*

Christian 70%, animist 15% 154,000

180

Venezuela

88*

Christian 98% 20,200,000

181

Vietnam

96*

Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, Christian 69,100,000

182

Yemen

83*

Muslim 100% (Sunni 63%, Shi'ite 37%) 12,100,000

183

Yugoslavia

93*

Christian 53%, Muslim 3% 10,400,000

184

Zambia

77

Christian 66%, animist, Hindu, Muslim minorities 8,300,000

185

Zimbabwe

66

Christian, Muslim, Hindu, animist 9,900,000

And here are the groupings by religion, with qualifications for inclusion as discussed above.

Table 2

Afghanistan 83* Muslim
Algeria 84* Muslim
Azerbaijan 87* Muslim
Bahrain 83* Muslim 85%
Bangladesh 81* Muslim 85%, Hindu 14%
Comoros 79* Muslim 86%, Christian 14%
Djibouti 68* Muslim
Egypt 83 Muslim 95%, Christian 5%
Gambia 64* Muslim 90%, animist and Christian minorities
Guinea 63 Muslim 85%, Christian 10%, local 5%
Indonesia 89 Muslim 88%, Christian 10%, Buddhist and Hindu 2%
Iran 84 Muslim 97%, Zoroastrian 2%, Jewish/Christian/Baha'i 1%
Iraq 87 Muslim 97%, Christian 3%
Jordan 87* Muslim 92%, Christian 8%
Kazakhstan 93* Muslim
Kuwait 83* Muslim 75%
Kyrgyzstan 87* Muslim
Libya 84* Muslim 97%
Maldives 81* Muslim
Mali 68* Muslim 90%, animist 9%, Christian 1%
Mauritania 73* Muslim 99%
Morocco 85 Muslim 99%
Niger 67* Muslim 85%, animist 15%
Pakistan 81* Muslim 95%, Hindu 4%
Qatar 78 Muslim 95%
Saudi Arabia 83* Muslim
Senegal 64* Muslim 80%, Christian 10%, animist minority
Somalia 68* Muslim 99%
Syria 87* Muslim 90%, Christian 10%
Tajikistan 87* Muslim
Tunisia 84* Muslim 95%, Christian and Jewish minorities
Turkey 90 Muslim 98%
Turkmenistan 87* Muslim
United Arab Emirates 83* Muslim 96%, Christian, Hindu minorities
Uzbekistan 87* Muslim
Yemen 83* Muslim 100% (Sunni 63%, Shi'ite 37%)

Sample size = 36. Average Muslim IQ = 2905 / 36 = 81.

Table 3

Antigua & Barbuda 75* Christian
Argentina 96 Christian
Armenia 93* Christian
Australia 98 Christian
Austria 102 Christian 91%
Belarus 96* Christian, Muslim minority
Belize 83* Christian 95%
Bolivia 85* Christian 95%
Bulgaria 93 Christian 90%, Muslim 10%
Columbia 88 Christian 95%
Costa Rica 91* Christian 95%
Croatia 90 Christian
Czech Republic 97 Christian
Denmark 98 Christian 97%
Dominican Republic 84* Christian 95%
Ecuador 80 Christian 95%
El Salvador 84* Christian 97%
Equatorial Guinea 59 Christian
Estonia 97* Christian
Finland 97 Christian 98%
France 98 Christian 92%, Muslim 1%
Gabon 66* Christian 96%, animist 3%, Muslim 1%
Georgia 93* Christian
Greece 92 Christian 97%
Guatemala 79 Christian 100%
Haiti 72* Christian 95%, voodoo 4%
Honduras 84* Christian 97%
Hungary 99 Christian 92%
Iceland 98* Christian 95%
Ireland 93 Christian 94%
Italy 102 Christian
Kiribati 84* Christian 93%
Latvia 97* Christian
Lithuania 97* Christian
Luxembourg 101* Christian 97%
Macedonia 93* Christian
Malta 95* Christian 98%
Marshall Islands 84 Christian
Mexico 87 Christian 97%
Micronesia 84* Christian
Moldova 95* Christian
Nicaragua 84* Christian 95%
Norway 98 Christian 94%
Panama 84* Christian 99%
Papua New Guinea 84* Christian 94%, local faiths minority
Paraguay 85* Christian 97%
Peru 90 Christian 90%
Philippines 86 Christian 93%, Muslim 5%
Poland 99 Christian 95%
Portugal 95 Christian 97%
Puerto Rico 84 Christian
Russia 96 Christian
Samoa (Western) 87 Christian 90%
Seychelles 81* Christian 90%
Slovakia 96 Christian
Slovenia 95 Christian
Spain 99 Christian 99%
St. Lucia 75* Christian 90%
Sweden 101 Christian 95%
Switzerland 101 Christian 98%
Tonga 87 Christian 93%
Ukraine 96* Christian
Venezuela 88* Christian 98%

Sample size = 63. Average Christian IQ = 5670 / 63 = 90.

Table 4

Bhutan 78* Buddhist 75%, Hindu 25%
Burma (Myanmar) 86* Buddhist 85%, animist and Christian minorities
Cambodia 89* Buddhist 95%
Laos 89* Buddhist 85%, animist minority (mountain dwellers)
Mongolia 98* Buddhist (suppressed 1930s)
Thailand 91 Buddhist 95%, Muslim 4%

Sample size = 6. Average Buddhist IQ = 531 / 6 = 89.

Table 5

India 81 Hindu 80%, Muslim 10%, Christian 2.5%, Sikh 2%
Nepal 78 Hindu 90%, Buddhist/Muslim/Christian minorities

Sample size = 2. Average Hindu IQ = 159 / 2 = 80.

Table 6

Benin 69* animist 65%, Christian 17%, Muslim 13%
Cte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 71* animist 65%, Muslim 24%, Christian 11%
Liberia 64* animist 65%, Muslim 20%, Christian 15%
Mozambique 72* animist 60%, Christian 18%, Muslim 16%

Sample size = 4. Average animist IQ = 276 / 4 = 69.

Table 7

Israel 94 Judaism 83%, Muslim/Christian/Druse minorities

Sample size = 1. Average Jewish IQ = 94 / 1 = 94.

Table 8

Hong Kong 107 atheist majority; main religions Buddhist/Taoist/Confucian

Sample size = 1. Average atheist IQ = 107 / 1 = 107.

Results and conclusion

Table 2 shows that the average Muslim IQ is 81, and the data for other religions and atheists are displayed in Tables 3 to 8. The results can be summarised in Table 9 below.

Table 9

81 Muslim
90 Christian
89 Buddhist
80 Hindu
69 animist
94 Jew
107 atheist

The Christian IQs are close to 100 in the White European nations, but the average is brought down to 90 by African and other tropical nations where missionaries have converted the natives. Animism is clearly associated with the very lowest scores. Of the religions, Taoism and Confucianism give the highest scores (e.g., see China and Taiwan in Table 1) even when Buddhism is included, which seems to achieve lower scores where it is the primary religion.

The Muslim IQ increases to 84.1 if weight-adjusted for the population in the sample of 36 countries in Table 2. However, inspection of those countries shows that Indonesia has the largest population at 184.8 million (as of 1992), and a national IQ of 89, but is not a significant source of migration into Europe. If Indonesia is excluded, the weight-adjusted average Muslim IQ is 82.8. Ethiopia, for example, hasn't been included because the Muslim percentage was quoted as only 45%, yet the national IQ is 63, the population at 50.3 million was still quite sizeable (and now more than 94 million), and is more likely to be a source of problem migrants into Europe. For example, Youssaf Khaliif Nuur, an "asylum seeker" from Ethiopia who claimed to have been a child of 15 yet in fact was over 21, murdered a 22-year-old Swedish social worker in a "frenzied attack". The graduate bled to death from a severed artery in her thigh, leaving a trail of blood.

There is no getting away from the fact that the national IQs are highly (negatively) correlated with maximum winter temperatures, and those winter highs are highly correlated with skin color. In the study Temperature, skin color, per capita income, and IQ: An international perspective - Templer and Arikawa (2006) [download .pdf] (cited above), their Table 2 provides very important data. For example, take the case of Cambodia in our Table 4 above. It is 95% Buddhist, and the national IQ is only 89. Templer shows that the mean winter high is 31 (Celsius!), and skin color is 5.00, on the scale where 1 is very light and 8 is very dark. On the other hand, China, which we have in Table 1 as Taoist/Confucian/Buddhist; Muslim / Christian minorities, has a national IQ of 100. Templer's Table 2 shows that the mean winter high is 7 C and the skin color is 2.00. And Sweden, 95% Christian with an IQ of 101, has a mean winter high of -2 C and skin color of 1.00. Of the 19 countries with skin color of 1.00 in Templer's Table 2, the average national IQ is 99.

Taiwan looks like an exception to the rule; it has a national IQ of 104, but mean winter high of 21 C and skin color of 3.00. However, the Aboriginals of Taiwan have been dwarfed by invaders, and now amount to only 2.2% of the population. The Han settlers from China arrived in the 17th century, and so did the Dutch and Spanish, but the latter were routed and driven out by the Dutch. In contrast to Taiwan, the Chinese have mean winter highs of only 7 C, and a national IQ of 100. The Netherlands has a mean winter high of 5 C, a skin color of 1.00, and a national IQ of 102, which is not far short of the 104 of Taiwan.

Japan's mean winter high of 5 C and mean summer high of 27 C confers a skin color of 2.00, yet Japan's national IQ is 105, and South Korea's is 106 (mean winter high of 3 C). Aside from the indigenous population having to survive colder winters, e.g., compared to Africa, another factor driving the very high IQ could be that Japan's location along the Pacific Ring of Fire has dealt additional cognitive challenges in the form of earthquakes and tsunami. For example, more than 140,000 people perished in the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake. In Europe, Italy has a mean winter high of 11 C and a mean summer high of 29 C. The skin color is 1.67, yet the national IQ is 102. Italy has a history of volcanoes, earthquakes and landslides.

And then there is a negative correlation between IQ and religiosity. More intelligent individuals will have scientific, rational models of the world. As you go down the intelligence spectrum, the individual (or his educators) will need to postulate an increasing number of supernatural entities in order to account for phenomena that they are unable to explain. Thus, the monotheist religions are followed by the multiple deities of Hinduism, and leading ultimately to animism and pantheism.

A negative correlation of -0.38 between religiosity and national IQ was found in a sample of 113 countries when using the following scale for the classifications above: 0 = atheism, 1 = Christianity / Islam / Judaism / Buddhism, 2 = Hinduism, 3 = animism. (The rationale here is that Buddhism evidently needs to postulate some sort of "cosmic judge" for dispensing karma, even if it pretends otherwise.) National IQ data from Tables 2 to 8 is inputted, alongside the relevant number from the scale.

But rather than try to classify religions, the level of atheism is more closely matched with national IQ. Lynn, Harvey & Nyborg (2008) found a correlation of 0.6 between national IQ and disbelief in God in a sample of 137 countries. Japan, for example, has 65% atheists and a national IQ of 105. At the other extreme, Lynn et al's Appendix A shows that Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen all have 0.5% (the minimum figure quoted) not believing in God. Their national IQs are 84, 83, 82, 81, 64, 87, 84, 67, 83, 84, 84, 68, 83, 83, and 85 respectively, which is a mean of 80.

Skin color is far better than religion as a predictor of intelligence, with the correlation of -0.92 between skin color and national IQ. The weaker association between religion and IQ is in part a consequence of the geographical spread of religion, and in part a consequence of the propensity for religion or a particular religion based on IQ.

Given that the average Muslim has an IQ of 81 as found above, and many of them are bent on revenge for Western governments' illegal and unjust invasions, occupations and destabilisations of Islamist nations, and low IQ is associated with higher rates of violent crime as found by Rushton & Templer (2009), then allowing hordes of Muslims to stream into Western nations is clearly creating the perfect storm, and tantamount to stupidity of the highest order.

The group behind the installation of treacherous, incompetent buffoons as 'leaders' of Western nations know exactly what they are doing. Those who are still in blissful ignorance regarding their identity and subterfuge will find a few clues at The Fable of the Wolves and the Sheep.


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