It is often claimed that Ashkenazi Jews in the U.S. and the UK are the smartest ethnic group in the world:






Is this true?

  • @Sancho The first two say that they are smarter (on average) that white gentiles. The headlines of the next two say, Ashkenazi Jews rank smartest in world and Study: Ashkenazi Jews Smartest on Earth, Partly Due to Diseases.
    – ChrisW
    Aug 3, 2013 at 1:59
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    @Sancho you removed the "Race" tag claiming that it isn't a question about race. If this just asked about Jews in general, you would probably be right, but Ashkenazim are a fairly genetically distinct group. Sephardim and Ashkenazim are "races" for any reasonable definition of something as squishy as "race". I say this an atheist of Ashkenazic decent. Aug 3, 2013 at 4:10
  • @WilliamGrobman Okay, I'm fine if it gets added back. I guess I presumed too much when I deleted it.
    – user5582
    Aug 3, 2013 at 4:35
  • Correct, yes they do.
    – Kenshin
    Aug 3, 2013 at 5:15
  • why did you delete like half of the post without any reason sancho?
    – Wen Li
    Aug 3, 2013 at 16:41


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