Which are the smartest countries with the highest average IQ in the world in 2017? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. How do scientists measure IQ of a nation? Researchers usually take part of the population as an experimental base (as they cannot approach all the people) and calculate its average IQ. In this particular matter, IQ is usually measured by using logical and mathematical reasoning tests. IQ test can be a little stressful as people usually don’t like being tested. There are lots of questions which have to be answered in a certain time. I was extremely curious which country was the smartest based on average national IQ. What do you think? Can you guess the number one? Is your country also in Insider Monkey’s list?
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three smartest countries with the highest average IQ in the world in 2017from their list.
The first on is Malta now. In the 2006 research, Malta has IQ 97. However, if we look at its top performers in mathematics, reading, and science, there is 2.8% of them. It may seem little, but out of 436.947 residents, it is good enough. The next country on our list is Hungary, which is my country. I am very proud that Hungary is on the list. We have given lots of inventors to the world, but let’s see the numbers! Hungary has the same number of IQ as Spain (98) and Latvia. However, the percentage of top performers is different. This country has 2.1% of excellent performers in mathematics, reading, and science. Nevertheless, go on with our list! Measured IQ of Czech Republic that ranks 23rd on our list of smartest countries with the highest average IQ in the world in 2017 from the year 2002 up to 2006 was 98. If we look at the results of PISA research, we could see that there is 3.9% of top performers in this country in mathematics, science, and reading. United Kingdom is the fourth country for now.The United Kingdom is one of the most economically successful states. However, are they the most intelligent one as well? Its IQ according to research in 2006 is 100. Moreover, the PISA research noted that there are 4.4% of top performers in mathematics, reading, and science in this country.