Study shows that IE users have lower IQ than other web browser users


Yes, you read that right. A study conducted by Canadian company AptiQuant titled “Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Browser Usage” found that there may be link between browser usage and average IQs. The company tested about 101,326 individuals older than the age of 16 and found that users of IE6 had the lowest average IQ scores of the bunch at around 80, while Chrome and Firefox users have much better average scores – about 110. Camino and Opera users were the smartest of the group, with their IQ scores averaging at more than 120. To be fair, IE users’ IQ scores increased with better versions of the browser (except of IE9, which trails behind IE8).

The study concludes that “individuals on the lower side of the IQ scale tend to resist a change/upgrade of their browsers,” which kind of makes sense. People with higher IQs tend to switch and upgrade to better and faster software (in this case, browsers) and have more of a tendency to experiment and try new things.

Source: Mashable