Study: Google Chrome Users Are Smarter Than IE Users

Posted on Mar 5 2012 - 4:49am by Editorial Staff

A new study recently published by the number puzzle website Calcudoku, Chrome users appear to have the highest level of numerical intelligence when it comes to solving the puzzles on its site. The data is based on 2010 and 2011 usage data and parsed it by the browser of choice by its players. The data analyzed suggests that people who use Google’s Chrome browser were the quickest problem solvers of its puzzles compared to those who use other browser says Internet Explorer or Firefox. Study further revealed that Firefox users came in second place with Internet Explorer in third.

Here’s Calcudoku’s summary on the data it looked at:

These differences were found to be statistically significant (p = 5%). Based on the fact that Chrome users solve Calcudoku number puzzles the fastest, and that IE users give up on solving them the most, it appears that Chrome users have the highest numerical intelligence, followed by Firefox users, then by Internet Explorer users. Note that it does not follow that using Chrome makes you smarter, for example (“correlation does not imply causation”). Also, we can only speculate about the causes of the differences: perhaps Chrome is the browser of choice for more technically inclined people, who tend to have better number skills. And maybe because IE is the default browser for Windows, people who do not choose a different browser possibly are less technically skilled.

So who among you are using Google Chrome?

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