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A new study asserts that the intelligence quotient (IQ) of the average American citizen is now on the decline for the first time in nearly 100 years.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the study was published in the psychology journal Intelligence. Analyzing the time period between 2006 and 2018, the study’s authors note that the biggest decline in IQ occurred among Americans between the ages of 18 and 22.
The study suggests that this downturn is directly related to a decline in the quality of public education in the United States, as well as many schools reducing the threshold for admission or passing certain classes, often in the name of racial diversity.
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