Morocco ranks devastatingly low in international population IQ ranking
Mohamed amine Rhaz Thursday 23 June 2022 - 20:30
Morocco is ranked 174th globally in a recent average population IQ score census, according to the World Population Review website.
Among a total of 199 listed countries, Morocco has achieved an overall average IQ score of 67.03, which places the Kingdom among the last countries in the ranking.
The census relied on countries’ educational data, using it as a backbone for the ranking, which led to finding that a robust and advanced education system directly correlates with an intelligent population.
As the data displays, it is clear that there is a disparity between average IQ scores across the globe, directly linked to the quality of public education systems.
The averages were the result of compiling both the country’s average score in standard IQ tests, and scores obtained through assessments in basic subjects, namely math, reading, and science.
The following list shows the top 10 smartest countries according to the World Population Review, based on average obtained IQ scores:
1) Japan: 106.48
4)Hong Kong: 104.1
6)South Korea: 102.35
This is the list of the top 10 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, preserving the order of the full list:
107) United Arab Emirates: 82.12
111) Lebanon: 81.70
116) Libya: 80.92
117) Qatar: 80.78
118) Jordan: 80.70
123) Tunisia: 79.22
126) Sudan: 78.87
129) Oman: 78.70
130) Kuwait: 78.64
135) Palestine: 77.69
The World Population Review website is a non-affiliated, independent organization, that turns demographic data into accessible and simple graphs, streamlining globally sourced data.
Although these census results can lead to useful and productive takeaways, the World Population Review’s ranking is not the only reliable source to assess a population’s intelligence.
Many studies use educational rankings of various countries as a basis for comparisons of intelligence, such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which releases a regular Program for International Student Assesment (PISA) program results, comparing the reading, math, and science capacities of more than 600.000 students across in 79 countries.