Canada ranks high in many international measurements such as civil liberties, quality of life, education etc. so seeing this country on this list is no surprise. With the average national IQ of 97, Canada shares the 25th place with the Czech Republic and Finland, who both achieved the same score.
The United States might not have the best reputation when it comes to measuring the average intelligence but the result the Americans produced in the ranking conducted by the Statistic Brain Research Institute suggests they actually rank among the smartest nations in the world with their average IQ being 98.
The first Scandinavian country to appear on the list, Norway is known for high quality of life, one of the world’s highest incomes, and stunning landscape. Obviously, it is also a very smart country with the average IQ of 98.
Mongolia (average IQ: 98)
A landlocked country in East Asia, Mongolia is not as developed as most other countries on the list, but it did surprisingly well in the IQ survey. Although herding and agriculture are still important parts of this country’s economy, Mongolia boasts the same average IQ as Norway, the US, France, Denmark, and Australia.
The world’s most visited country, France performs well in many international rankings such as education, health care, life expectancy, human development etc., and it produced a very good result in the IQ study, too.
The Danes enjoy a high standard of living, lowest corruption in the world, great prosperity, and they are also very intelligent. Excellent, free education might be one of the reasons why the average IQ in Denmark is 98.
Scoring another 98 is Australia, a country with the second-highest human development index in the world. The Australians are also proud of their education system and the literacy rate that was estimated to be 99% in 2003.