Latino atheism and intelligence

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Atheists are a very small minority of Latinos (see: Atheism and Latino Americans). Among intellectual, atheism is more prevalent among communists (see: Atheism and communism).

Given their small proportion of the Latino population and the antipathy many Latinos have against atheists, social scientists have shown little interests in studying the IQs/intelligence of Latino atheists. This is not entirely surprising. In the United States (a religious region), Dr. Melanie Brewster, gave a talk entitled Why is Psychology Silent When it Comes to Atheism? and she indicated there is a general reluctance of psychologists to study the atheist population.[1] See also: Views on atheists

National IQ of Cuba compared to more religious Latino countries

Although social scientists have disputes about the accuracy of IQ scores in a given region, regions do vary in terms of their IQ scores.[2][3][4]

The national IQ scores given below for Latino xountries comes from the work carried out from 2002 to 2006 by Richard Lynn, a British Professor of Psychology, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish Professor of Political Science, who performed IQ studies in more than 80 countries.[2]

Culturally, Cuba is considered Latin American. In 2010. the non-religious/atheists are about 24% of Cuba's population.[5] The national IQ of Cuba is 85.[2]

In Argentina, where 10.3% describe themselves as atheist, agnostics, or having no religion, the national IQ is 93.[6][2] In addition, the more religious Latino countries of Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Bolivia also have higher national IQ scores than Cuba.[2]

After the 1959 communist revolution, the government of Cuba did not restrict religious practice to the extent that was done in the Soviet Union. However, the large atheist population in Cuba compared to other Latino nations, was caused by its communist history (see: Atheism and communism).

In addition, religious individuals were not allowed to join the Cuban Communist Party due to religion being incompatible to the party's Marxist philosophy.

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