Study claims IE users have lower IQs than Firefox, Chrome, and Safari users

Tue, Aug 2, 2011


A recent study from AptiQuant suggests that people who use Internet Explorer as their web browser are likely to have a lower IQ than those who use Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

A Vancouver based Psychometric Consulting company, AptiQuant, has released a report on a trial it conducted to measure the effects of cognitive ability on the choice of web browser. AptiQuant offered free online IQ tests to over a 100,000 people and then plotted the average IQ scores based on the browser on which the test was taken. And the results are really not that surprising. With just a look at the graphs in the report, it comes out pretty clear that Internet Explorer users scored lower than average on the IQ tests. Chrome, Firefox and Safari users had just a teeny bit higher than average IQ scores. And users of Camino, Opera and IE with Chrome Frame had exceptionally higher IQ levels

Of course, this test may suffer from self selection since anyone who’s willing to take a free online IQ test probably isn’t too bright to begin with. Kidding! Sort of..

Web browsers with the most intelligent users include Opera, Camino, and IE with a Chrome Frame.

via aptiquant


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