In a survey undertaken in 2014, 55 per cent of Americans said they were smarter than the average American, 4 per cent thought they were less intelligent, while 34 per cent said that they were about as smart as the average American.

Those with higher levels of educational attainment were convinced they were smarter, with 75 per cent of college graduates and 83 per cent with post-graduate degrees claiming to be more intelligent. In fact, 51 per cent of the latter said they were "much more intelligent" than the average American.



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