The 'Chinggis factor": Mongolians ranked 6th in the world by IQ level www.news.mn
Mongolia is ranked at the 6th place out of 80 countries by average national intelligence quotient IQ (101) according to the studies conducted by Richard Lynn, a British Professor of Psychology and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish Professor of political science.
The four-year studies' results were published on August 15 on Asia Russia Daily website. Hong Kong leads the list followed by Singapore, South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Italy. Moreover Great Britain is in the 7th place, Canada and Germany are in the 8th place and Russia is in the 10th place.
Scholars suggest that IQ level is an important factor that influences to the national wealth and rates of economic growth.
The study said that Mongolia has the same avarage national IQ as Norway, USA, France, Denmark and Australia even though it has not achieved development like other East Asian countries on the top of the list and animal husbandry sector makes up important part of its economy until today.