Religiosity and IQ
Several studies have investigated the relationship between intelligence and the degree of religious belief (excluding humanism), with most showing that intelligence averages decrease significantly with the "importance of religion" an IQ testee rates as apt. Many studies chiefly show the same results (despite time of study, location, etc.). Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve, chronicled the attitudes and beliefs of the Elites (elite in regards to I.Q.) in regards to religion spanning from Ancient times to the Modern Day and across the globe in his book, Human Accomplishment. He wrote that Elites in the First World, post-1950, are mostly hostile towards religion.