This map I made based on Washington Post 2015 data shocked me.
I just assumed that historically Blue State were comprised of smarter people. (This red blue map is not this election – as we all should know). Apparently I am wrong. The red states are not all stupid.
I put the Washington Post findings on a blue-red map, to see how my theory worked about stupid people, it didn’t hold water. Look at pathetic Florida. How embarrassing.
The Washington Post ventured to rank each state based on intelligence. Specifically, the rankings were determined by IQ, 2015 SAT scores, 2015ACT scores and the percentage of college graduates in the state (you can see where all that data came from here.)
Using those factors, Massachusetts came in as the smartest state; Hawaii the dumbest.