Some people claim that the climate has direct causal influences on income, cognitive ability and so on. Usually, these academics just regress IQ on climate variables at the country or US state-level. However, it is possible to do it at the US county-level too. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find climate data by the county. […]

Abstract A dataset of 127 variables concerning socioeconomic outcomes for US states was analyzed. Of these, 81 were used in a factor analysis. The analysis revealed a general socioeconomic factor. This factor correlated .961 with one from a previous analysis of socioeconomic data for US states.   Introduction It has repeatedly been found that desirable […]

Abstract A dataset of 25 diverse socioeconomic indicators for US states was compiled and subjected to factor analysis. Results showed that Washington DC was a strong outlier, but if it is excluded, then the S factor correlated strongly with state IQ (based on NAEP) at .75. Ethnoracial demographics of the states were related to the […]