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For decades, some psychologists have asserted that people with religious beliefs are less intelligent. Dr. Leslie Francis of the University of Wales Lampeter suggests that Freud's atheism influenced this conclusion. Now, a study of teenagers by Dr. Francis finds no link between religious faith and low intelligence.

Aged fifteen to sixteen, the 711 participants came from schools throughout England. According to a report from the National Institute for Healthcare Research, the study found that "religious faith and intelligence were independent of each other ...."

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