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A New Study of Differences in Intelligence in the Provinces and Regions of the Russian Federation and Their Demographic and Geographical Correlates

Konstantin Sugonyaev, Andrei Grigoriev and Richard Lynn

Abstract

Data are reported for intelligence in 85 provinces and regions of the Russian Federation and compared with those obtained for educational attainment in a previous study of 79 provinces and regions. The two measures were correlated at .74. In both studies, the IQs of the provinces and regions were positively correlated with mean per capita income, net migration, urbanization, the percentage of ethnic Russians and latitude, such that intelligence was higher in the North, and significantly negatively correlated with infant mortality, fertility and longitude, such that intelligence was higher in the West.

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