Are Americans Less Intelligent Than The Rest Of The World?

Posted by: MrFreeThinker

  • Yes

  • No

19% 6 votes
81% 25 votes
  • It os proven that Japaneese; finnish, and dutch high shoolers are smarter than american collegdebstudents, and oud nationalneducation in the devolped is around the secind worst.

  • we have horrible public schools

  • Only less than the countries who have less religion than them. It's been show that religion totally fails it promises http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/religious-belief-and-societal-health/. It also does harm, ex: trying to teach religious belief (creationism) instead of science.

  • The smartest Americans are actually smarter than the smartest from other countries.

  • Wisdom isn't determined by nationality

  • There's no evidence that intelligence is related to nationality/race, furthermore, America still has an incredibly high amount of new inventions yearly.

  • The average IQ of Americans in 2010 was 98, above most other countries and far more than the country with lowest IQ at the time: Venezuela, with an average IQ of 83. Of course, IQ tests aren't the only nor the most reliable method of discovering intelligence, but it is still reliable enough and the most familiar method.

  • No, you can look up average IQ by country, they aren't the highest but they aren't the worst, with white people gradually becoming a smaller percentage of the population, the IQ will drop, though.

    Posted by: Wylted
  • Obviously not. Americans aren't the smartest but they are far from the dumbest.

  • I doubt very much they're the smartest, but I find it unlikely they'd rank below countries where most children don't get to go to school.

  • America is statistically around 17th place out of over 200 countries. If the question was about wisdom (common sense) rather than intelligence, then the answer would definitely be yes.

    Posted by: Sarra
  • Intelligence and knowledge are very different things. Knowledge is usually acquired through study and/or experience. Intelligence is your ability/capacity to learn, knowledge, and to apply it. I don't think country of origin has anything to do with intelligence, more like genetic lottery. If you meant knowledge, we aren't the worst, but certainly far from the best.

  • more ignorant though

    Posted by: basils
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tajshar2k says2015-08-07T14:20:34.6745052Z
@greatkitteh Thats just the average student. I'f I were to compare the top performers of each country, America crushes every country in the world.
triangle.128k says2015-08-07T14:41:48.5630711Z
@greatkitteh "second worst" You know the US has a better education than Sweden?
triangle.128k says2015-08-07T14:42:03.1647647Z
I thought this poll would have been made by Mirza.
Khaos_Mage says2015-08-07T14:56:54.1985133Z
By your own arguments, we are not less intelligent than the rest of the world, just three countries (via "smartness) or we are better than one (via national education). In either case, we are not the worst.
wannaknow says2015-08-07T15:07:47.4215006Z
As I have found the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the US education system the 14th best on earth in 2014 , the US came is 20th in terms of educational attainment.
Vox_Veritas says2015-08-07T15:11:02.9843542Z
Despite statistics showing higher academic achievement in many countries over the United States, the U.S. spends more on education yearly than any other country, according to this link: http://rossieronline.Usc.Edu/u-s-education-versus-the-world-infographic/
Atheist-Independent says2015-08-07T15:13:15.7789931Z
Why do people think it's so cool to hate on America?
Vox_Veritas says2015-08-07T15:14:04.4447174Z
Or course, because the US has a much higher population than most other countries, this may not go as far as one may think. Still, the U.S. probably spends a lot more on education than China (despite their higher population), and they're probably one of those countries that has passed the US. Thus, education reform should be preferred over higher education spending.
wannaknow says2015-08-07T15:16:20.7115909Z
Okay I agree with you all you have convenes me
missmedic says2015-08-07T16:50:18.3669758Z
If Americans are judged by what they have done, then yes. Forrest Gump said it best "stupid is what stupid does. G. W. Bush, Sarah Palin, the war in Iraq, you all carry guns, your always at war and your streets are covered in whores.
Atheist-Independent says2015-08-07T16:54:31.0926339Z
We do not always carry guns. That's like saying all you Canadians play hockey, it's a stupid relatively unfounded stereotype.
tajshar2k says2015-08-08T13:09:42.2739416Z
@Atheist-Independent Wait, you are American???!
Atheist-Independent says2015-08-08T13:43:32.6737569Z
Yes
tajshar2k says2015-08-08T13:44:25.8076975Z
@Atheist-Independent Oh.
Atheist-Independent says2015-08-08T13:52:42.2964801Z
What? Did you think I was Russian?
tajshar2k says2015-08-08T14:56:11.5349323Z
@Atheist-Independent Yes, I thought you, Russian metaphor man, Putinisthebest, were all one squad.
Atheist-Independent says2015-08-08T17:07:50.5831669Z
Haha XD
greatkitteh says2015-08-09T12:00:22.1870102Z
Being betterbthan sweden doesn't make you smarter. The USA has a 99 literacy rate, So It's justified North Koreans are smarter with 100%

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