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Correlations with: affil:region:Australasia

N = 931 (target faculty). Cut-off = +/-0.05

n < 10 omitted. Some redundant or trivial correlations are not shown.

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Main Survey questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
Time:B-theory0.149
A-theory B-theory
Australasia
11.4%(4/35)
71.4%(25/35)
not Australasia
30.8%(169/548)
44.5%(244/548)
Response pairs: 583   p-value: < 0.001
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.132
consequentialism not consequentialism
Australasia
54.3%(25/46)
39.1%(18/46)
not Australasia
25.8%(195/754)
59.6%(450/754)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: < 0.001
not Normative ethics:deontology0.119
deontology not deontology
Australasia
15.2%(7/46)
78.2%(36/46)
not Australasia
31%(234/754)
54.5%(411/754)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: < 0.001
Perceptual experience:representationalism0.109
representationalism not representationalism
Australasia
56%(23/41)
21.9%(9/41)
not Australasia
40%(270/675)
44.8%(303/675)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.003
Teletransporter:survival0.102
death survival
Australasia
20.8%(10/48)
58.3%(28/48)
not Australasia
36.7%(283/770)
41.8%(322/770)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.003
Trolley problem:switch0.09
switch don't switch
Australasia
88.6%(47/53)
7.5%(4/53)
not Australasia
72.9%(592/811)
11.8%(96/811)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.008
Mind:physicalism0.087
physicalism non-physicalism
Australasia
69.8%(37/53)
16.9%(9/53)
not Australasia
56.8%(492/865)
31.5%(273/865)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.008
Aesthetic value:subjective0.083
subjective objective
Australasia
51%(25/49)
26.5%(13/49)
not Australasia
37.8%(320/846)
47.5%(402/846)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.012
not Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.082
qualia theory not qualia theory
Australasia
~2.4%(~1/41)
78%(32/41)
not Australasia
16.8%(114/675)
68%(459/675)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.028
Personal identity:psychological view0.08
psychological view not psychological view
Australasia
52.1%(24/46)
23.9%(11/46)
not Australasia
37.6%(289/767)
41.7%(320/767)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.022
Zombies:inconceivable0.077
inconceivable not inconceivable
Australasia
31.3%(16/51)
50.9%(26/51)
not Australasia
17.1%(133/774)
69.3%(537/774)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.026
not Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.074
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
Australasia
15.2%(7/46)
78.2%(36/46)
not Australasia
21.4%(162/754)
64%(483/754)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.036
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.072
naturalism non-naturalism
Australasia
64%(32/50)
16%(8/50)
not Australasia
54.1%(436/805)
30.9%(249/805)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.035
Moral motivation:internalism0.067
internalism externalism
Australasia
57.4%(27/47)
27.6%(13/47)
not Australasia
43.5%(315/723)
38.7%(280/723)
Response pairs: 770   p-value: 0.063
not Free will:libertarianism0.067
libertarianism not libertarianism
Australasia
~1.8%(~1/53)
88.6%(47/53)
not Australasia
14.8%(126/846)
75.8%(642/846)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.044
Science:scientific realism0.064
scientific realism scientific anti-realism
Australasia
84.9%(45/53)
7.5%(4/53)
not Australasia
76.9%(656/853)
15.7%(134/853)
Response pairs: 906   p-value: 0.054
not Personal identity:further-fact view0.061
further-fact view not further-fact view
Australasia
~2.1%(~1/46)
71.7%(33/46)
not Australasia
14.6%(112/767)
64.7%(497/767)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.082
Politics:egalitarianism0.06
egalitarianism not egalitarianism
Australasia
55%(22/40)
27.5%(11/40)
not Australasia
42.4%(302/711)
39.8%(283/711)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.1
A priori knowledge:no0.06
no yes
Australasia
32%(17/53)
62.2%(33/53)
not Australasia
18.2%(158/865)
73.7%(638/865)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.069
Proper names:Fregean0.06
Millian Fregean
Australasia
34.7%(16/46)
47.8%(22/46)
not Australasia
42.7%(315/737)
40.5%(299/737)
Response pairs: 783   p-value: 0.093
Analytic-synthetic distinction:yes0.055
yes no
Australasia
77.3%(41/53)
18.8%(10/53)
not Australasia
65.2%(566/867)
28.7%(249/867)
Response pairs: 920   p-value: 0.095
Mental content:internalism0.055
internalism externalism
Australasia
30.7%(16/52)
51.9%(27/52)
not Australasia
25.5%(206/805)
60%(483/805)
Response pairs: 857   p-value: 0.107
Knowledge:empiricism0.055
empiricism rationalism
Australasia
49%(26/53)
26.4%(14/53)
not Australasia
41.4%(359/866)
34.9%(303/866)
Response pairs: 919   p-value: 0.095
Meta-ethics:moral anti-realism0.055
moral anti-realism moral realism
Australasia
35.8%(19/53)
52.8%(28/53)
not Australasia
28.5%(241/843)
62.9%(531/843)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: 0.099
Abstract objects:nominalism0.055
nominalism Platonism
Australasia
50%(25/50)
38%(19/50)
not Australasia
38.8%(328/844)
50.5%(427/844)
Response pairs: 894   p-value: 0.1
God:atheism0.054
atheism theism
Australasia
81.1%(43/53)
11.3%(6/53)
not Australasia
73.4%(635/864)
17.8%(154/864)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.102
not External world:idealism0.054
idealism not idealism
Australasia
~1.9%(~1/51)
~98%(~50/51)
not Australasia
4.6%(40/864)
91.4%(790/864)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.102
Free will:no free will0.05
no free will free will
Australasia
18.8%(10/53)
73.5%(39/53)
not Australasia
12.2%(104/846)
78.4%(664/846)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.134

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
metasurvey:accuracy0.097
accuracy ≥ median accuracy < median
Australasia
64.2%(9/14)
35.7%(5/14)
not Australasia
48.9%(96/196)
51%(100/196)
Response pairs: 210   p-value: 0.161
AOS:Philosophy of Biology0.089
Philosophy of Biology not Philosophy of Biology
Australasia
11.3%(6/53)
88.6%(47/53)
not Australasia
3.6%(32/878)
96.3%(846/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.006
AOS:Asian Philosophy0.064
Asian Philosophy not Asian Philosophy
Australasia
~1.8%(~1/53)
~98.1%(~52/53)
not Australasia
0.9%(8/878)
99%(870/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05
AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.064
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Australasia
18.8%(10/53)
81.1%(43/53)
not Australasia
10.2%(90/878)
89.7%(788/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05
not xian:Davidson0.057
Davidson not Davidson
Australasia
~1.8%(~1/53)
~98.1%(~52/53)
not Australasia
5.5%(49/878)
94.4%(829/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
AOS:Philosophy of Action0.056
Philosophy of Action not Philosophy of Action
Australasia
9.4%(5/53)
90.5%(48/53)
not Australasia
4.3%(38/878)
95.6%(840/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
AOS:Applied Ethics0.056
Applied Ethics not Applied Ethics
Australasia
9.4%(5/53)
90.5%(48/53)
not Australasia
4.3%(38/878)
95.6%(840/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
xian:Frege0.053
Frege not Frege
Australasia
13.2%(7/53)
86.7%(46/53)
not Australasia
7.1%(63/878)
92.8%(815/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.106
not AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.051
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
Australasia
~1.8%(~1/53)
~98.1%(~52/53)
not Australasia
10.4%(92/878)
89.5%(786/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.119

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
nationality_region:Australasia0.626
Australasia not Australasia
Australasia
64.1%(34/53)
35.8%(19/53)
not Australasia
2%(18/878)
97.9%(860/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
phd_region:Australasia0.558
Australasia not Australasia
Australasia
43.3%(23/53)
56.6%(30/53)
not Australasia
0.7%(7/878)
99.2%(871/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not nationality_region:United States0.176
United States not United States
Australasia
15%(8/53)
84.9%(45/53)
not Australasia
53%(466/878)
46.9%(412/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not phd_region:United States0.132
United States not United States
Australasia
26.4%(14/53)
73.5%(39/53)
not Australasia
54.8%(482/878)
45.1%(396/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not nationality_region:Canada0.067
Canada not Canada
Australasia
~1.8%(~1/53)
~98.1%(~52/53)
not Australasia
7.4%(65/878)
92.5%(813/878)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.04