Percentage wise, are there more stupid people in the world than ever before?
- FoofaLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Stupid is defined as "lacking in intelligence or common sense". Some might argue that humanity has reduced its average IQ via all the toxins we've put into the environment. But in general most people have as much intellect as they ever have. It's the common sense that's in short supply these days as things like critical thinking and basic causality is no longer valued nor encouraged.
- 2 months ago
yes look at how many voted for trump
- Jimmy CLv 72 months ago
We just notice them more because they are all on social media.
- T'roneLv 62 months ago
YES!! I'm 55 and the stupid have been breeding like rats for decades.
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- xyzzyLv 72 months ago
No there always have been more stupid people than smart people. It is just there are so many more of them and it is easy for them to express themselves.
- hungryjoeLv 62 months ago
Of course not!
In the global human population it's ALWAYS a statistical certainty that 50% will be of above average IQ and 50% below.
There are however more stupid people in America than ever before as is evidenced by the Trump supporters on Y!A
- BillLv 62 months ago
Stupid people are getting in charge and getting more publicity and attention. Morons are making millions being “influencers.” I can’t explain it. I don’t think the percentage is any higher. There are more because of population growth and we are aware of them because of TV and social media. I shake my head every day.
- 2 months ago
The standard may rise and fall, but those who fall below it stays much the same. The problem is that the rise of idiot politicians in the USA and the UK means that stupid people feel empowered.
- yLv 72 months ago
Same, it's just now social media puts them on display.