Countries with the highest average IQ

Which 25 countries have the highest IQ on average?
Quiz doesn't include Hong Kong
Study made from 2002 to 2006 by Finnish and Irish scientist
Source: https://brainstats.com/average-iq-by-country.html
Quiz by onni16
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Last updated: September 22, 2019
First submittedSeptember 19, 2019
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IQ level 108
Singapore
IQ level 106
South Korea
IQ level 105
Japan
IQ level 105
China
IQ level 104
Taiwan
IQ level 102
Italy
IQ level 101
Iceland
IQ level 101
Mongolia
IQ level 101
Switzerland
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IQ level 100
Austria
IQ level 100
Luxembourg
IQ level 100
Netherlands
IQ level 100
Norway
IQ level 100
United Kingdom
IQ level 99
Belgium
IQ level 99
Canada
IQ level 99
Estonia
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IQ level 99
Finland
IQ level 99
Germany
IQ level 99
Poland
IQ level 99
Sweden
IQ level 98
Andorra
IQ level 98
Australia
IQ level 98
Czech Republic
IQ level 98
Denmark
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Level 46
Sep 19, 2019
As an American, I am pretty disappointed. However, so glad to see Italy at #6.
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Level 60
Sep 20, 2019
America shares the same average IQ as the lowest on my list 98, coming as number 30 worldwide. :)
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Level 79
Jun 27, 2020
This is based on the dubious and controversial work of Richard Lynn. Among the conclusions in Lynn's book IQ and the Wealth of Nations was that Americans would have among the highest IQs in the world if you excluded certain immigrant and minority populations. This is inconvenient to those Europeans who like to point to the numbers, always taken from his work (no other analysis of worldwide average IQ scores has ever been attempted), out of context and without realizing where they came from. I'm not saying they're true. Like I said, the work is dubious and controversial and highly unscientific in many cases. But people are obviously interested in this subject and the inferences they can make from it, as it gets posted a lot.

Any IQ test properly calibrated will have a mean score of 100. If it's higher or lower than that you're not doing it right. And cross-cultural or international comparisons are almost meaningless.
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Level 30
Sep 20, 2019
Mongolia is a surprise... The rest is mostly the same as in most of those quizzes about civilizantional development. // America not being on the list is not that much of a surprise from a european perspective. ;)
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Level 60
Sep 20, 2019
Yea it is. USA comes as number 30 worldwide, so not bad. They still are mainly European people from origin. Same evolution as a ''race''. Their average IQ is 98, same as the lowest on my quiz. (France, Hungary, Spain and Latvia are in between Denmark and USA, with all average IQ of 98).
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Level 79
Jun 27, 2020
Mongolia is on here because of Lynn's weak methodology of averaging scores from nearby countries to infer scores in countries where they had no data. The scores in China (where they did a handful of tests in prosperous urban area) came out high, and Russia's were fairly high, so Mongolia was ranked between them. Because... Mongolia.. Russia.. China.. what's the difference?