Most Intelligent Countries in the World 2014

 

Dr. Jonathan Wai is a Duke University Talent Identification Program research scientist and psychologist. He compiled the Most Intelligent Countries in the World (countries with largest amount of brilliant people) a ranking of nations based on scores on the 2009 PISA assessment. This assessment tests mathematics, reading and science competency in 15 year old children.

These tests are a good measure of general intelligence. Based on these tests, here are the 10 nations with the most brainpower. The average percentage getting the top score on PISA tests, the estimated number of brilliant people and the alternate ranking based purely on average score were considered while arriving at the ranking. China is not included in the list due to many challenges.

10) Australia

On an average, 3.3 percent scored at elite levels. Around 748,440 brilliant people live in this country.

9) The United Kingdom

According to estimates, 885,220 brilliant people live in the UK. On an average 1.4 percent scored at elite levels.

8) Russia

On an average, around 0.65 percent scored at elite levels. Around 932,750 brilliant people reside in this large nation.

7) Canada

Around 1,081,280 brilliant people live in this big country. On an average 3.10 percent scored at elite levels.

6) Taiwan

On average, 5.85 percent scored at elite levels. It is estimated that 1,365,390 brilliant people live in Taiwan.

5) France

According to estimates, 1,445,400 brilliant people live in France. On an average, 2.20 percent scored at elite levels.

4) Germany

On average, 2.60 percent scored at elite levels. Around 2,129,140 brilliant people live in Germany.

3) South Korea

It is estimated that 2,200,000 brilliant people reside in South Korea. On an average, around 4.40 percent scored at elite levels.

2) Japan

On an average, 4.05 percent scored at elite levels. Around 5,167,800 brilliant people live in Japan.

1) United States

The United States of America is the country with the most brainpower. Around 5,336,300 brilliant people live in the US. Around 1.7 percent scored at elite levels.

Many brilliant people have emerged from the above-mentioned nations.

 

 

 

 

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