Scroll to Top

Internet Explorer Users Have Lower IQ – Study

By Solon Harmony Dolor / Jul 30, 2011 / Web 26

Users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser have lower IQ than their counterparts who use other browsers, a study from a web consulting firm reveals.

Javier Aroche / Flickr (CC BY)According to a large study conducted by Vancouver, Canada-based AptiQuant, those who use the Internet Explorer web browser scored lower in an IQ test they conducted.

The large study which involved 100,000 participants says Internet Explorer users scored lower than average in the IQ test.

In a news release, AptiQuant says:

“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.”

The Psychometric Consulting firm reveals that “Chrome, Firefox and Safari users had just a teeny bit higher than average IQ scores.”

Furthermore, Camino, Opera and Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame users “had exceptionally higher IQ levels,” the company says.

Experts say, however, that the study is not very scientific as the pool of test takers volunteered to take the IQ test instead of a selected pool of participants to get a representative selection of test subjects.

90
SHARES