New Jersey Is The Smartest State In The Country?
It's odd, but about 65% of us thing we're smarter than average. That pretty much defeats the idea of being "average" if most of us are smarter, but I digress.
A new PlosOne survey published by SafeHome.org has determined, according to their criteria, the smartest and ... least smart ... states.
Based on the percentage of the state's population with at least a Bachelor's Degree, high school graduation percentages, and scores on SAT and ACT tests this study determined that the smartest people in the United States live in New Jersey.
New Jersey? Maybe those housewives are smarter than they act when they're on TV. Rounding out the top ten smartest states were Utah, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Montana, Virginia, Kansas, Wisconsin, Oregon and Minnesota.
Texas came in at number 30. Oklahoma, looks like you're riding drag at number 50. Actually, the survey included the District of Columbia (not a state), so Idaho finished last. Click here to see the full list.
The technical methodology for these results is pretty complicated, if you're smart enough to understand all of it, click here for the full explanation.