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Correlations with: nationality_region:Other

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
Trolley problem:don't switch0.088
switch don't switch
Other
61.1%(41/67)
17.9%(12/67)
not Other
75%(598/797)
11%(88/797)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.009
not Politics:egalitarianism0.087
egalitarianism not egalitarianism
Other
32.7%(18/55)
54.5%(30/55)
not Other
43.9%(306/696)
37.9%(264/696)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.017
Personal identity:psychological view0.084
psychological view not psychological view
Other
51.8%(28/54)
29.6%(16/54)
not Other
37.5%(285/759)
41.5%(315/759)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.016
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.077
naturalism non-naturalism
Other
67.2%(41/61)
19.6%(12/61)
not Other
53.7%(427/794)
30.8%(245/794)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.024
Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.071
qualia theory not qualia theory
Other
19.6%(11/56)
55.3%(31/56)
not Other
15.6%(103/660)
69.6%(460/660)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.057
not Personal identity:further-fact view0.066
further-fact view not further-fact view
Other
9.2%(5/54)
72.2%(39/54)
not Other
14.3%(109/759)
64.6%(491/759)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.059
Newcomb's problem:two boxes0.057
one box two boxes
Other
19.2%(10/52)
48%(25/52)
not Other
31.2%(191/611)
45.4%(278/611)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.142
Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.056
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
Other
27.4%(17/62)
58%(36/62)
not Other
20.5%(152/738)
65.4%(483/738)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.113
not Zombies:inconceivable0.054
inconceivable not inconceivable
Other
14.2%(9/63)
77.7%(49/63)
not Other
18.3%(140/762)
67.4%(514/762)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.121
Perceptual experience:representationalism0.05
representationalism not representationalism
Other
41%(23/56)
33.9%(19/56)
not Other
40.9%(270/660)
44.3%(293/660)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.181

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
metasurvey:accuracy-0.148
accuracy ≥ median accuracy < median
Other
33.3%(5/15)
66.6%(10/15)
not Other
51.2%(100/195)
48.7%(95/195)
Response pairs: 210   p-value: 0.032
tradition:continental0.072
continental analytic
Other
~1.4%(~1/70)
75.7%(53/70)
not Other
3.7%(32/861)
89%(767/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.028
not AOS:Epistemology0.065
Epistemology not Epistemology
Other
8.5%(6/70)
91.4%(64/70)
not Other
17.8%(154/861)
82.1%(707/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
not AOS:Philosophy of Religion0.065
Philosophy of Religion not Philosophy of Religion
Other
~1.4%(~1/70)
~98.5%(~69/70)
not Other
5.4%(47/861)
94.5%(814/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
AOS:Philosophy of Language0.063
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Other
27.1%(19/70)
72.8%(51/70)
not Other
17.7%(153/861)
82.2%(708/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.054
not AOS:20th Century Philosophy0.061
20th Century Philosophy not 20th Century Philosophy
Other
~1.4%(~1/70)
~98.5%(~69/70)
not Other
4.8%(42/861)
95.1%(819/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.062
not AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.058
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
Other
~1.4%(~1/70)
~98.5%(~69/70)
not Other
4.2%(37/861)
95.7%(824/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.076
not xian:Locke0.056
Locke not Locke
Other
~1.4%(~1/70)
~98.5%(~69/70)
not Other
4%(35/861)
95.9%(826/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
not xian:Kant0.056
Kant not Kant
Other
5.7%(4/70)
94.2%(66/70)
not Other
12.6%(109/861)
87.3%(752/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
not xian:Wittgenstein0.052
Wittgenstein not Wittgenstein
Other
~1.4%(~1/70)
~98.5%(~69/70)
not Other
8.2%(71/861)
91.7%(790/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
not AOS:Decision Theory0.052
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
Other
~1.4%(~1/70)
~98.5%(~69/70)
not Other
3.6%(31/861)
96.3%(830/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
not AOS:17th/18th Century Philosophy0.051
17th/18th Century Philosophy not 17th/18th Century Philosophy
Other
5.7%(4/70)
94.2%(66/70)
not Other
11.9%(103/861)
88%(758/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.119
not xian:Hume0.05
Hume not Hume
Other
8.5%(6/70)
91.4%(64/70)
not Other
15.4%(133/861)
84.5%(728/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
not phd_region:United States0.084
United States not United States
Other
38.5%(27/70)
61.4%(43/70)
not Other
54.4%(469/861)
45.5%(392/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.01
response_time-0.069
response_time ≥ median response_time < median
Other
50%(32/64)
50%(32/64)
not Other
50%(421/841)
49.9%(420/841)
Response pairs: 905   p-value: 0.037
not phd_region:Europe0.065
Europe not Europe
Other
~1.4%(~1/70)
~98.5%(~69/70)
not Other
5.3%(46/861)
94.6%(815/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
year_of_phd0.06
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Other
72.2%(26/36)
27.7%(10/36)
not Other
49.2%(337/684)
50.7%(347/684)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.107
not phd_region:Australasia0.052
Australasia not Australasia
Other
~1.4%(~1/70)
~98.5%(~69/70)
not Other
3.4%(30/861)
96.5%(831/861)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112