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Correlations with: phd_region:Europe

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
Proper names:Fregean0.126
Fregean Millian
Europe
57.1%(24/42)
23.8%(10/42)
not Europe
34.1%(253/741)
49.2%(365/741)
Response pairs: 783   p-value: < 0.001
Moral judgment:non-cognitivism0.097
non-cognitivism cognitivism
Europe
36.3%(16/44)
59%(26/44)
not Europe
18.4%(153/831)
72.9%(606/831)
Response pairs: 875   p-value: 0.004
Logic:classical0.079
classical non-classical
Europe
79%(34/43)
11.6%(5/43)
not Europe
65%(494/760)
19.4%(148/760)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: 0.025
Newcomb's problem:two boxes0.076
two boxes one box
Europe
57.5%(19/33)
15.1%(5/33)
not Europe
43.8%(276/630)
32.3%(204/630)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.05
not Normative ethics:deontology0.073
deontology not deontology
Europe
20%(8/40)
72.5%(29/40)
not Europe
30.6%(233/760)
55%(418/760)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.038
Meta-ethics:moral anti-realism0.072
moral realism moral anti-realism
Europe
43.9%(18/41)
53.6%(22/41)
not Europe
59.5%(509/855)
31.5%(270/855)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: 0.031
Aesthetic value:subjective0.071
subjective objective
Europe
56.5%(26/46)
32.6%(15/46)
not Europe
37.5%(319/849)
47.1%(400/849)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.033
Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.065
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
Europe
37.5%(15/40)
55%(22/40)
not Europe
20.2%(154/760)
65.3%(497/760)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.066
External world:idealism0.065
idealism not idealism
Europe
6.5%(3/46)
86.9%(40/46)
not Europe
4.2%(37/869)
92%(800/869)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.049
Free will:compatibilism0.064
compatibilism not compatibilism
Europe
75%(33/44)
20.4%(9/44)
not Europe
60.4%(517/855)
30.1%(258/855)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.055
not Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.064
qualia theory not qualia theory
Europe
10.5%(4/38)
84.2%(32/38)
not Europe
16.2%(110/678)
67.6%(459/678)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.087
not Personal identity:further-fact view0.064
further-fact view not further-fact view
Europe
~2.3%(~1/43)
74.4%(32/43)
not Europe
14.5%(112/770)
64.6%(498/770)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.068
Time:B-theory0.062
A-theory B-theory
Europe
21.6%(8/37)
59.4%(22/37)
not Europe
30.2%(165/546)
45.2%(247/546)
Response pairs: 583   p-value: 0.134
Analytic-synthetic distinction:yes0.06
yes no
Europe
78.2%(36/46)
19.5%(9/46)
not Europe
65.3%(571/874)
28.6%(250/874)
Response pairs: 920   p-value: 0.068
not Zombies:metaphysically possible0.059
metaphysically possible not metaphysically possible
Europe
18.6%(8/43)
72%(31/43)
not Europe
26.7%(209/782)
59.3%(464/782)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.09
Moral motivation:internalism0.059
externalism internalism
Europe
33.3%(13/39)
58.9%(23/39)
not Europe
38.4%(281/731)
43.5%(318/731)
Response pairs: 770   p-value: 0.101
Truth:epistemic0.057
epistemic not epistemic
Europe
10.8%(5/46)
80.4%(37/46)
not Europe
7.2%(59/817)
86.9%(710/817)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.094
God:atheism0.05
atheism theism
Europe
86.6%(39/45)
8.8%(4/45)
not Europe
73.2%(639/872)
17.8%(156/872)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.13

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:Philosophy of Action0.091
Philosophy of Action not Philosophy of Action
Europe
13%(6/46)
86.9%(40/46)
not Europe
4.1%(37/885)
95.8%(848/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.005
AOS:Philosophy of Language0.083
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Europe
32.6%(15/46)
67.3%(31/46)
not Europe
17.7%(157/885)
82.2%(728/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.011
xian:Aristotle0.077
Aristotle not Aristotle
Europe
23.9%(11/46)
76%(35/46)
not Europe
12%(107/885)
87.9%(778/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.018
xian:Frege0.066
Frege not Frege
Europe
15.2%(7/46)
84.7%(39/46)
not Europe
7.1%(63/885)
92.8%(822/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.044
AOS:Metaphilosophy0.065
Metaphilosophy not Metaphilosophy
Europe
6.5%(3/46)
93.4%(43/46)
not Europe
2%(18/885)
97.9%(867/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
xian:Davidson0.057
Davidson not Davidson
Europe
10.8%(5/46)
89.1%(41/46)
not Europe
4.9%(44/885)
95%(841/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
not AOS:Philosophy of Religion0.052
Philosophy of Religion not Philosophy of Religion
Europe
~2.1%(~1/46)
~97.8%(~45/46)
not Europe
5.3%(47/885)
94.6%(838/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
AOS:Metaphysics0.05
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
Europe
34.7%(16/46)
65.2%(30/46)
not Europe
24.6%(218/885)
75.3%(667/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
nationality_region:Europe0.544
Europe not Europe
Europe
91.3%(42/46)
8.6%(4/46)
not Europe
8.3%(74/885)
91.6%(811/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
affil:region:Europe0.491
Europe not Europe
Europe
60.8%(28/46)
39.1%(18/46)
not Europe
3.9%(35/885)
96%(850/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not affil:region:United States0.214
United States not United States
Europe
15.2%(7/46)
84.7%(39/46)
not Europe
63.5%(562/885)
36.4%(323/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not nationality_region:United States0.202
United States not United States
Europe
6.5%(3/46)
93.4%(43/46)
not Europe
53.2%(471/885)
46.7%(414/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not nationality_region:United Kingdom0.088
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
Europe
~2.1%(~1/46)
~97.8%(~45/46)
not Europe
17.2%(153/885)
82.7%(732/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.007
not nationality_region:Other0.065
Other not Other
Europe
~2.1%(~1/46)
~97.8%(~45/46)
not Europe
7.9%(70/885)
92%(815/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
not nationality_region:Canada0.062
Canada not Canada
Europe
~2.1%(~1/46)
~97.8%(~45/46)
not Europe
7.3%(65/885)
92.6%(820/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.058
response_time0.061
response_time ≥ median response_time < median
Europe
62.7%(27/43)
37.2%(16/43)
not Europe
49.4%(426/862)
50.5%(436/862)
Response pairs: 905   p-value: 0.066
not nationality_region:Australasia0.055
Australasia not Australasia
Europe
~2.1%(~1/46)
~97.8%(~45/46)
not Europe
5.8%(52/885)
94.1%(833/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093
not affil:region:Canada0.051
Canada not Canada
Europe
~2.1%(~1/46)
~97.8%(~45/46)
not Europe
8.8%(78/885)
91.1%(807/885)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.119