It turns out that liberals and conservatives are equally stupid.
A political-science journal that published a study claiming liberals were more likely to show traits associated with “being stupid” now say they were wrong.
The American Journal of Political Science published a correction this year, saying that the 2012 paper has “an error” — and that liberal and conservative beliefs are equally linked with stupidity.
“The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly equal,” the journal said in the startling correction.
In the paper, human stupidity is associated with traits such as looking for “evidence” to believe what you want to believe, using logical fallacies in debates, and making crazy shit up.