March 26, 2017

IQs of Various Regions

To get a good grounding of IQ globally, we’re going to look at PISA and Lynn’s country IQ data, and look at various regions. And what we see is that PISA scores basically correspond with Lynn’s data – and the more countries you have, and the more studies you have in each country, the better the correspondence.

The reason I’m using the PISA scores – and I would use more international tests if I could – is as a “reality check”. Now PISA is not IQ, and so if the PISA scores didn’t back the IQ test scores, that wouldn’t NECESSARILY mean the IQ data was wrong, but it would SUGGEST that the IQ data was wrong.

Likewise, the IQ and PISA scores corresponding doesn’t NECESSARILY vindicate the IQ data, but it does SUGGEST that the IQ data is valid.

First, the global PISA scores:

Next we can look at the PISA scores and Lynn’s IQ scores of various regions:




Hopefully this gives the reader an idea of IQs by country and region, and has an idea of how consistent they are. If you are reading these posts in order, this concludes the basic data series.

*The numbers for Greece are correct, 92.2 from both the IQ data and PISA scores.

PISA data and SD:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PISA_2012
http://isteve.blogspot.com/2013/12/overall-pisa-rankings-include-america.html
http://s3.amazonaws.com/zanran_storage/www.education.gov.qa/ContentPages/17096757.pdf#page=120

Lynn’s IQ data:
https://lesacreduprintemps19.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/lynn-race-differences-in-intelligence.pdf

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  • CriticalThink3r

    Why do you still use outdated numbers of IQ from Lynn’s old book instead from his latest one?

  • The average IQ of Floridians is only 94.45? *Ouch.* That alone explains my frustration with the average person here. (A gap of 55 IQ points is quite significant.) Since IQ is a highly heritable trait, I guess that I need to learn how to be patient with people.