More intelligent people are more ideologically intolerant than their less intelligent counterparts

A recent study of Americans found evidence to suggest that liberals are more tolerant toward conservatives than conservatives are toward liberals. The study further suggests that those who are more politically sophisticated are more ideologically intolerant. The findings were published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In the field of intergroup relations, intolerance toward outgroups has been a well-explored topic. In particular, political ideology has been explored as a predictor of outgroup intolerance. As study authors Yoav Ganzach and Yaacov Schul report, the findings i…

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