March 13, 2009
Study: U2 fans have good SAT scores
A study by a doctorate student who looked at the music U.S. students like and their Scholastic Aptitude Test scores suggests U2 fans are generally smart.
The Sun newspaper of England said Virgil Griffiths' comparison of students' SAT results and the artists they list on social networking Web sites showed fans of Beethoven were rated the most intelligent, while devotees of U2, Radiohead and Bob Dylan also scored highly.
People who love Queen, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley scored around average and above in the study, The Sun noted, while followers of the singers Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z had lower than average SAT scores.
Lil Wayne's followers reportedly had the lowest test results.