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THE "SMARTEST" CITIES IN AMERICA

CJ Westerberg, June 17, 2010 11:05 AM

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NC's Raleigh/Durham to New York City:  We're Smarter


What makes your city so smart?  Why is #1 Raleigh/Durham ranked higher than #2 San Francisco and #13 New York City?  

In a study conducted by
The Daily BeastAmerica's largest cities were ranked according to: 

"Collective brainpower. More than sports prowess or political leanings or wealth or cultural accomplishments, this is the quintessential bragging point of a metropolitan area, the civic version of a playground taunt: I'm smart, you're not."

Four criteria were used:  year degrees completed, graduate degrees completed, non-fiction books purchased, and incidence of voting.  The latter two illustrate desire for continual learning and political engagement as it corresponds to engagement and higher intelligence.





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