Do smarter people use certain browsers more than others?
Do dumb people use more Microsoft's Internet Explorer over Firefox?
Off the bat, it seems as if the intelligence of a user and the browsers being used not related at all, however, the new survey says otherwise.
According to a survey conducted by AptiQuant, Internet Explorer users scored less points than average and Firefox, Safari and Chrome browser users scored slightly more than the average.
The web consulting company located in Vancouver surveyed more than 100,000 participants in its IQ test.
The survey offered a free online Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (IV) test for four weeks. Then they correlated the data with people's browser choice.
Interestingly, users using even lesser known browsers such as Camino, IE with Chrome Frame, and Opera had even higher IQ levels. Users of Opera had the highest IQs, above 120.
However, it could be argued that computer savvy users with higher IQs are more prone to use other browsers. However the 2006 study doesn't bear that theory out.
The numbers collected in the survey "probably aren't very scientific," according to CNN's Doug Gross. He noted the figures were comprised only of people who wanted to take IQ tests.
He also said the report suggests that people using Explorer, the built-in, default browser for Windows-based computers, are probably more resistant to change.
"I just want to make it clear that the report released by my company did not suggest that if you use IE that means you have a low IQ, but what it really says is that if you have a low IQ then there are high chances that you use Internet Explorer," said AptiQuant CEO Leonard Howard.
Internet Explorer is the most popular browser globally, with about a 43 percent share, according to StatCounter. Firefox has nearly 30 percent, and Google's Chrome has 19 percent, according to a May report.