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Real American Values!

According to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6401635/site/newsweek/ "Exit polls showed that 22 percent of voters named "moral values" as the most important issue to them -- ranking it higher than the economy and the Iraq war."

Statistics shows us that 22.8% of the population has an IQ between 70 and 90.

Correlation?



This also shows that nearly 1/4 of the population thinks that preventing gay marriage is more important than the illegal invasion of sovereign nations and the murder of hundreds of thousands of her citizens.


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gothkat
Nov. 4th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
And this is why this country disgusts me, anymore.
prismo
Nov. 4th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
I wager that the correlation is slim at best, because it doesn't take geopolitical standings into account. And there is no causal relationship proven through just putting up the numbers. Though it's funny the numbers are identical, I don't think we can blame 'moral values' on sub-intelligent people.

After all, I pride myself on my own moral values, and my IQ is... well, it's higher than 90. :)
dakhun
Nov. 4th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
This also shows that nearly 1/4 of the population thinks that preventing gay marriage is more important than the illegal invasion of sovereign nations

Actually, the percentage is higher than 22%. Because 22% is only the number that ranked moral values 1st. There are probably many more that ranked moral values as 2nd or 3rd and ranked Iraq even lower. :-(

What I find most disturbing is that the exit polls showed that 52% of Bush voters think that gay couples should have no legal recognition. 37% of Bush voters are in favour of same-sex civil unions, and only 11% of Bush voters are in favour of gay marriage. Since it was over half of his voters that said no legal representation, he may go with that rather than what he promised.

Meanwhile 23% of those who chose to identify themselves as gays, lesbians, and bisexuals on the exit poll voted for Bush. I don't understand.
dakhun
Nov. 4th, 2004 10:51 pm (UTC)
Wait a moment! That 23% I referred to at the end is exactly the same as the percentage with IQ's between 70 and 90. Mystery solved. ;-)
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