An IQ survey for Australian and New Zealand job finding agency The Job Factory found that Kanye West fans had a lower IQ than fans of every other singer or group in the study. The same test revealed that Taylor Swift fans are smarter than Kanye West fans.
And here’s a topper:
Adele fans had the highest IQs.
The survey found that the average IQ of Kanye West fans was 84, at the very low side of normal on the IQ scale. The average IQ in Australia and the USA is 98. In the UK it is 100.
The survey found that while West does have many fans with high IQs, on average, his fans are among the least intelligent.
|New Zealand average||99|
|SCORE||WHAT THE RESULTS MEAN|
|40 – 54||Severely challenged (Less than 1% of test takers)|
|55 – 69||Challenged (2.3% of test takers)|
|70 – 84||Below average|
|85 – 114||Average (68% of test takers)|
|115 – 129||Above average|
|130 – 144||Gifted (2.3% of test takers)|
|145 – 159||Genius (Less than 1% of test takers)|
|160 – 175||Extraordinary genius|
The survey of 498 former clients of The Job Factory involved asking the same 25 IQ questions to all participants. At the end of the survey, the job seekers were asked to nominate their favorite singer or group from of a list of 10.
Modern IQ testing stems from the work of psychologist Henry Goddard. The test was used to test basic intellectual functions in school children and to support mental health diagnoses.
Goddard controversially argued that adults with low IQs shouldn’t procreate.
Photo (above): CBS News FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, singer Kanye West takes the microphone from singer Taylor Swift as she accepts the “Best Female Video” award during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)