Turning to the GSS, I set the parameters to target women who are the child-bearers of mate-seeking men. For currently unmarried women between the ages of 18 and 44* Wordsum results are converted to IQ scores (based on a white female mean of 100 and standard deviation of 15) by frequency of spending an evening at a bar. The total sample consists of 2,049 female respondents:
|Freq of bar attendance||Avg IQ|
|Many times a week||94.9|
|Many times a month||100.8|
|Once a month||97.7|
|Many times a year||99.4|
|Once a year||98.1|
When the data do not cooperate, presumptions need to be adjusted accordingly. Unsurprisingly, women who find themselves at a barstool night after night are not brainiacs. However, women who abstain from the bar scene completely are not either. Women who 'go out' from time to time are relatively more intelligent. So instead of validating my stereotype of women at bars as dullards, the GSS lends more credence to the old adage that moderation is a virtue.
The group that never goes to bars is the largest, representing one in three women, nearly half of whom are religious (believing the Bible to be the literal word of God). Among women who do go to bars, only one in five are similarly religious. Thus a firm Christian belief system is plausibly a significant influencer in social behavior as it relates to bar frequenting among women. There is some redundancy in pointing that out, as Agnostic showed conservative women to be more likely than moderate or liberal women to abstain from the bar scene entirely, but the point to be made is that biblical literalism is correlated with lower intelligence.
* Over 40 years old is already pushing it, but from 45 on, the realistic chance of churning out a child approaches nil.