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[OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark

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Journal:
Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science

Authors:
Emil O. W. Kirkegaard
Julius D. Bjerrekær
Noah Carl

Title:
Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark

Abstract:
We investigated the relationships between cognitive ability and multi-dimensional political preferences in a recent Danish sample (n = 320). Respondents answered 10 questions pertaining to specific social issues, 10 questions pertaining to specific economic issues, as well as taking 4 cognitive items. They had previously taken a 5-item cognitive test (ICAR5), and been asked to rate themselves on social liberalism and economic liberalism. We documented a general factor of social liberalism across the questions on social issues, and a general factor of economic liberalism across the questions on economic issues. Self-assessed social liberalism had a small positive correlation with measured social liberalism (r = .12), while self-assessed economic liberalism had a moderate positive correlation with measured economic liberalism (r = .47). These findings were in line with our predictions. Contrary to our predictions, however, social liberalism and economic liberalism had a weak positive correlation (r = .10; 95% CI = [–.04, .22]) and cognitive ability was practically unrelated to both social liberalism (r = .06; 95% CI = [–.07, .19]) and economic liberalism (r = .05; 95% CI = [–.08, .18]).

Key words:
cognitive ability, intelligence, IQ, political preferences, political dimensions, Denmark, open data, preregistered, social liberalism, social conservatism, economic liberalism

Length:
~3800 words, 21 pages.

Files:
https://osf.io/xdpcq/
Note that the questionnaire is currently not available. It will be made available shortly (pending email reply from the survey handler).

External reviewers:
We will attempt to recruit an external reviewer who's familiar with this area. Perhaps Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard. Prof. Pol. Sci. @ Copenhagen Uni. http://forskning.ku.dk/find-en-forsker/?...sons/63119

Since this paper has two of the internal reviewers familiar with this topic, we probably need to recruit an additional temp. external reviewer or a new internal one.

Status
The results in the paper are not final because we are still collecting a little bit of data (perhaps 30 more cases). However, it is very unlikely that they will substantially change. For this reason, the numbers in the paper are temporary and will be updated.

The tables are temporary. Julius will typeset the paper in LaTeX, so there is no reason with bothering to make the tables in Word pretty. But they should be readable for the sake of review.
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[OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2016-Sep-17, 17:10:12
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by ljzigerell - 2016-Sep-25, 22:43:52
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by NoahCarl - 2016-Sep-29, 16:37:19
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Peter Frost - 2016-Sep-29, 20:57:30
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2016-Sep-28, 13:40:24
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2016-Sep-30, 03:10:05
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2016-Oct-04, 13:37:39
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by ljzigerell - 2016-Dec-06, 06:14:48
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2016-Dec-06, 18:46:06
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by BobWilliams - 2017-Jan-11, 00:23:07
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2017-Jan-13, 07:59:24
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by BobWilliams - 2017-Jan-13, 15:40:46
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by BobWilliams - 2017-Jan-14, 16:30:49
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2017-Jan-14, 22:23:52
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by BobWilliams - 2017-Jan-21, 21:01:22
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Peter Frost - 2017-Jan-29, 16:37:35
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2017-Jan-29, 20:05:13
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2017-Feb-11, 14:29:03
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Peter Frost - 2017-Feb-11, 20:21:25
RE: [OQSPS] Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark - by Emil - 2017-Feb-12, 19:52:05
 
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