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Correlations with: nationality_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-theory0.126
A-theory B-theory
Australasia
15.3%(6/39)
66.6%(26/39)
not Australasia
30.6%(167/544)
44.6%(243/544)
Response pairs: 583   p-value: 0.002
not Normative ethics:deontology0.122
deontology not deontology
Australasia
11.1%(5/45)
80%(36/45)
not Australasia
31.2%(236/755)
54.4%(411/755)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: < 0.001
Mind:physicalism0.108
physicalism non-physicalism
Australasia
73%(38/52)
13.4%(7/52)
not Australasia
56.6%(491/866)
31.7%(275/866)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.001
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.107
consequentialism not consequentialism
Australasia
48.8%(22/45)
42.2%(19/45)
not Australasia
26.2%(198/755)
59.4%(449/755)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.002
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.099
naturalism non-naturalism
Australasia
72.3%(34/47)
14.8%(7/47)
not Australasia
53.7%(434/808)
30.9%(250/808)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.003
Science:scientific realism0.087
scientific anti-realism scientific realism
Australasia
5.7%(3/52)
88.4%(46/52)
not Australasia
12.5%(107/854)
79.9%(683/854)
Response pairs: 906   p-value: 0.008
not Free will:libertarianism0.084
libertarianism not libertarianism
Australasia
~1.9%(~1/51)
92.1%(47/51)
not Australasia
14.9%(127/848)
75.7%(642/848)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.011
Teletransporter:survival0.082
death survival
Australasia
26.5%(13/49)
55.1%(27/49)
not Australasia
36.4%(280/769)
42%(323/769)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.018
Perceptual experience:representationalism0.077
representationalism not representationalism
Australasia
55.8%(24/43)
30.2%(13/43)
not Australasia
39.9%(269/673)
44.4%(299/673)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.039
not Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.077
qualia theory not qualia theory
Australasia
~2.3%(~1/43)
81.3%(35/43)
not Australasia
16.6%(112/673)
67.7%(456/673)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.039
not External world:idealism0.075
idealism not idealism
Australasia
~2%(~1/50)
~98%(~49/50)
not Australasia
4.6%(40/865)
91.4%(791/865)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.023
not Personal identity:further-fact view0.075
further-fact view not further-fact view
Australasia
~2.1%(~1/46)
78.2%(36/46)
not Australasia
14.7%(113/767)
64.4%(494/767)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.032
Analytic-synthetic distinction:yes0.07
yes no
Australasia
78.8%(41/52)
17.3%(9/52)
not Australasia
65.2%(566/868)
28.8%(250/868)
Response pairs: 920   p-value: 0.033
External world:non-skeptical realism0.068
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
Australasia
92%(46/50)
6%(3/50)
not Australasia
82.5%(714/865)
13.5%(117/865)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.039
Trolley problem:switch0.063
switch don't switch
Australasia
82.3%(42/51)
5.8%(3/51)
not Australasia
73.4%(597/813)
11.9%(97/813)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.064
God:atheism0.061
atheism theism
Australasia
82.6%(43/52)
7.6%(4/52)
not Australasia
73.4%(635/865)
18%(156/865)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.064
Knowledge:empiricism0.061
empiricism rationalism
Australasia
50.9%(26/51)
23.5%(12/51)
not Australasia
41.3%(359/868)
35.1%(305/868)
Response pairs: 919   p-value: 0.064
Personal identity:psychological view0.06
psychological view not psychological view
Australasia
50%(23/46)
30.4%(14/46)
not Australasia
37.8%(290/767)
41.3%(317/767)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.087
Proper names:Fregean0.06
Millian Fregean
Australasia
34.7%(16/46)
50%(23/46)
not Australasia
42.7%(315/737)
40.4%(298/737)
Response pairs: 783   p-value: 0.093
Free will:compatibilism0.058
compatibilism not compatibilism
Australasia
72.5%(37/51)
21.5%(11/51)
not Australasia
60.4%(513/848)
30.1%(256/848)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.082
not Truth:epistemic0.058
epistemic not epistemic
Australasia
~2%(~1/50)
92%(46/50)
not Australasia
7.7%(63/813)
86.2%(701/813)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.088

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
metasurvey:accuracy0.101
accuracy ≥ median accuracy < median
Australasia
66.6%(10/15)
33.3%(5/15)
not Australasia
48.7%(95/195)
51.2%(100/195)
Response pairs: 210   p-value: 0.144
AOS:Philosophy of Probability0.097
Philosophy of Probability not Philosophy of Probability
Australasia
7.6%(4/52)
92.3%(48/52)
not Australasia
1.7%(15/879)
98.2%(864/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.003
AOS:Asian Philosophy0.065
Asian Philosophy not Asian Philosophy
Australasia
~1.9%(~1/52)
~98%(~51/52)
not Australasia
0.9%(8/879)
99%(871/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
xian:Nietzsche0.057
Nietzsche not Nietzsche
Australasia
5.7%(3/52)
94.2%(49/52)
not Australasia
2%(18/879)
97.9%(861/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
not xian:Davidson0.057
Davidson not Davidson
Australasia
~1.9%(~1/52)
~98%(~51/52)
not Australasia
5.5%(49/879)
94.4%(830/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
not xian:Rawls0.052
Rawls not Rawls
Australasia
~1.9%(~1/52)
~98%(~51/52)
not Australasia
4.7%(42/879)
95.2%(837/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
phd_region:Australasia0.67
Australasia not Australasia
Australasia
51.9%(27/52)
48%(25/52)
not Australasia
0.3%(3/879)
99.6%(876/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
affil:region:Australasia0.626
Australasia not Australasia
Australasia
65.3%(34/52)
34.6%(18/52)
not Australasia
2.1%(19/879)
97.8%(860/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not affil:region:United States0.161
United States not United States
Australasia
28.8%(15/52)
71.1%(37/52)
not Australasia
63%(554/879)
36.9%(325/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not phd_region:United States0.109
United States not United States
Australasia
30.7%(16/52)
69.2%(36/52)
not Australasia
54.6%(480/879)
45.3%(399/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
year_of_phd0.066
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Australasia
59.5%(28/47)
40.4%(19/47)
not Australasia
49.7%(335/673)
50.2%(338/673)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.076
not affil:region:Canada0.057
Canada not Canada
Australasia
~1.9%(~1/52)
~98%(~51/52)
not Australasia
8.8%(78/879)
91.1%(801/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
not phd_region:Europe0.055
Europe not Europe
Australasia
~1.9%(~1/52)
~98%(~51/52)
not Australasia
5.2%(46/879)
94.7%(833/879)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093