According to a study, people with lower cognitive capacity are more likely to be homophobic
GAYLES.TV.- There are well-known correlations between low cognitive ability and support for disruptive or unequal attitudes. The study «The cognitive roots of prejudice towards same-sex couples", published in ScienceDirect, endorses it. The results indicate that people with low cognitive ability are less likely to support equal rights for same-sex couples.
The University of Queensland used data on household, income and work dynamics in Australia to measure cognitive intelligence and then linked them to the version of the survey that asked about attitudes towards rights LGTB +. Participants were asked to agree or disagree with the statement: «Gay couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples«.
Those who responded negatively tended to score lower on cognitive intelligence skills, and even more pronounced for those with little verbal ability to express themselves.
«There are well-known correlations between low cognitive ability and the support of prejudiced or unequal attitudes«Conclude the authors. «People with low cognitive ability are less likely to support equal rights for same-sex couples«.
"Our results suggest that cognitive skills play a critical, albeit underestimated, role in prejudice.”They continued. "ANDConsequently, we recommend a greater focus on cognitive ability in prejudice research and a better integration of cognitive ability in models of prejudice«, They added.