Now this explains a lot the average is 100 so the USA with the best college system in the World can only hit 98. And some people don't want to spend money on secondary schooling. I originally ha no intention of making this aa political hot potato, but he first link i hit on Goggle gave me this. I thought it was kind of interesting. Average IQ Of 98 The front page of the Daily Mirror in London announced the re-election of George W. Bush with the question: â€śHow Can 59,054,087 People Be So Dumb?â€ť Is it true? Just how intelligent are Americans? Essays and books have been written in recent years concerning what many educators and intellectuals believe has been a deliberate â€śdumbing down of America,â€ť but until the election, and a published study of average intelligence of Americans by state, I think I didnâ€™t really believe the problem was as severe as it is. There recently appeared a chart that indicated an average intelligence quote per state that claims the states with people of lower average IQ chose Bush. The states with higher average IQs leaned toward Kerry. It claimed that the average IQ in America is 98, far lower than I realized. Was the data on the chart accurate? From IQ data taken from a book by university professors Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen called â€śIQ and the Wealth of Nationsâ€ť and a website that showed IQ data calculated from state SAT and ACT scores, there is an indication that this, indeed, is the average level of intellect in the US. The latter chart offered a breakdown that correlated IQs and incomes in each state, but someone took the trouble since the election to tag on how the state voted for the two presidential candidates. Thus we have a chart with a relatively correct assessment of average intellect of the voters by each state. It seems that the smartest people in the nation live in New Hampshire, where they score at 104, and Oregon, Massachusetts and Wisconsin, where they test average at 103. All four states, by the way, supported Kerry. continuedThe lowest IQ scores were rated at 94 in both Mississippi and South Carolina. These states both went for Bush.continued...... Funny the suff you can find on THE GOGGLE.