Beyonce fans ‘among least intelligent but Beethoven fans are cleverest. Your taste in music reflects your intelligence with fans of Beyonce among the most stupid and Beethoven listeners the cleverest, it is claimed.
Fans of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z also ranked poorly in terms of IQ and lovers of rapper Lil’ Wayne were deemed least intelligent.
The study was carried out by Virgil Griffiths, a PhD student in America, who compared students’ scores in SAT exams with their favorite music acts and genres by analysing data on social networking sites.
Those who prefer indie music are most intelligent, while pop, rock and gospel fans were all ranked at the lower end of the scale.
Fans of legendary acts like Queen, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley are all around average and above when it comes to intelligence, according to Griffiths.
Our opinion: I think this research is a bit strange and borders on racism/elitism.