How Dumb Is Your State? Spoiler - We're Kinda Dumb

November 25, 2019
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A study last year found two-thirds of Americans think they're smarter than the average person...which isn't mathematically possible.  But hey, whatever keeps your ego intact . . .

Now a new study looked at how smart people are in different states, by going through high school and college graduation rates, and average SAT and ACT scores.

Whether that's a true measure of intelligence is debatable.  But according to the study, the smartest state in the U.S. is New Jersey.  And the dumbest state is Idaho, according to SafeHome.

New Jersey just edged out Utah for first place.  The ten smartest states are New Jersey . . . Utah . . . Massachusetts . . . North Carolina . . . Montana . . . Virginia . . . Kansas . . . Wisconsin . . . Oregon . . . and Minnesota.

Idaho came in last, followed by Oklahoma . . . New Mexico . . . Arizona . . . Louisiana . . . Alaska . . . Hawaii . . . Mississippi . . . Ohio . . . and Kentucky.

Minnesota has the highest average SAT score at 1284.  And Connecticut has the highest ACT score at 25.6. 

Florida came in at 28th with these stats:

-18.9 of adults have a bachelor's degree

- 82% is the graduation rate for the class of 2017

-999 is the median SAT score 18-19 school year

It could be worse...we could be Idaho.

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