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Correlations with: affil:region:United Kingdom

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
Perceptual experience:disjunctivism0.203
disjunctivism not disjunctivism
United Kingdom
28.1%(43/153)
56.2%(86/153)
not United Kingdom
10.4%(59/563)
74%(417/563)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: < 0.001
A priori knowledge:yes0.135
yes no
United Kingdom
85.7%(156/182)
10.4%(19/182)
not United Kingdom
69.2%(510/736)
21.8%(161/736)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: < 0.001
not Knowledge claims:contextualism0.116
contextualism not contextualism
United Kingdom
34.9%(58/166)
51.2%(85/166)
not United Kingdom
49.6%(315/634)
39.4%(250/634)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.001
Analytic-synthetic distinction:yes0.115
no yes
United Kingdom
17.2%(32/185)
77.2%(143/185)
not United Kingdom
30.3%(223/735)
63.6%(468/735)
Response pairs: 920   p-value: < 0.001
Knowledge claims:invariantism0.105
invariantism not invariantism
United Kingdom
45.1%(75/166)
40.9%(68/166)
not United Kingdom
33.9%(215/634)
55.2%(350/634)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.002
not Perceptual experience:representationalism0.103
representationalism not representationalism
United Kingdom
30.7%(47/153)
53.5%(82/153)
not United Kingdom
43.6%(246/563)
40.8%(230/563)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.005
Teletransporter:survival0.093
survival death
United Kingdom
47.3%(81/171)
28%(48/171)
not United Kingdom
40%(259/647)
39.4%(255/647)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.007
Truth:deflationary0.084
deflationary not deflationary
United Kingdom
34%(60/176)
58.5%(103/176)
not United Kingdom
24.8%(171/687)
69.4%(477/687)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.013
not Truth:correspondence0.084
correspondence not correspondence
United Kingdom
46.5%(82/176)
46%(81/176)
not United Kingdom
56.9%(391/687)
37.4%(257/687)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.013
Metaphilosophy:non-naturalism0.079
non-naturalism naturalism
United Kingdom
31.2%(54/173)
47.9%(83/173)
not United Kingdom
28%(191/682)
58.2%(397/682)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.02
not Politics:egalitarianism0.064
egalitarianism not egalitarianism
United Kingdom
38%(57/150)
45.3%(68/150)
not United Kingdom
44.4%(267/601)
37.6%(226/601)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.079
Aesthetic value:objective0.061
objective subjective
United Kingdom
51.1%(90/176)
34.6%(61/176)
not United Kingdom
43.9%(316/719)
40.7%(293/719)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.068
Proper names:Fregean0.061
Fregean Millian
United Kingdom
42.2%(71/168)
44.6%(75/168)
not United Kingdom
33.4%(206/615)
48.7%(300/615)
Response pairs: 783   p-value: 0.088
Knowledge:rationalism0.058
rationalism empiricism
United Kingdom
38.9%(72/185)
35.1%(65/185)
not United Kingdom
33.5%(246/734)
43.4%(319/734)
Response pairs: 919   p-value: 0.078
Knowledge claims:relativism0.057
relativism not relativism
United Kingdom
3%(5/166)
83.1%(138/166)
not United Kingdom
3.4%(22/634)
85.6%(543/634)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.107
Politics:communitarianism0.055
communitarianism not communitarianism
United Kingdom
23.3%(35/150)
60%(90/150)
not United Kingdom
16.3%(98/601)
65.7%(395/601)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.132
God:theism0.054
theism atheism
United Kingdom
16.3%(30/184)
70.6%(130/184)
not United Kingdom
14.4%(106/733)
78%(572/733)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.102
Free will:libertarianism0.05
libertarianism not libertarianism
United Kingdom
17.6%(32/181)
71.8%(130/181)
not United Kingdom
13.3%(96/718)
77.8%(559/718)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.134
Epistemic justification:externalism0.05
externalism internalism
United Kingdom
56.7%(101/178)
26.9%(48/178)
not United Kingdom
49.2%(340/690)
32.4%(224/690)
Response pairs: 868   p-value: 0.141

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
tradition:analytic0.112
analytic continental
United Kingdom
95.1%(177/186)
~0.5%(~1/186)
not United Kingdom
86.3%(643/745)
4.4%(33/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not xian:Carnap0.075
Carnap not Carnap
United Kingdom
1.6%(3/186)
98.3%(183/186)
not United Kingdom
5.6%(42/745)
94.3%(703/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.022
AOS:Meta-Ethics0.074
Meta-Ethics not Meta-Ethics
United Kingdom
15.5%(29/186)
84.4%(157/186)
not United Kingdom
9.7%(73/745)
90.2%(672/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.023
not AOS:Philosophy of Law0.072
Philosophy of Law not Philosophy of Law
United Kingdom
~0.5%(~1/186)
~99.4%(~185/186)
not United Kingdom
3.6%(27/745)
96.3%(718/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.028
not AOS:Philosophy of Cognitive Science0.069
Philosophy of Cognitive Science not Philosophy of Cognitive Science
United Kingdom
2.6%(5/186)
97.3%(181/186)
not United Kingdom
6.8%(51/745)
93.1%(694/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.035
not xian:Mill0.069
Mill not Mill
United Kingdom
1.6%(3/186)
98.3%(183/186)
not United Kingdom
5.2%(39/745)
94.7%(706/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.035
AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.065
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
United Kingdom
25.8%(48/186)
74.1%(138/186)
not United Kingdom
19.1%(143/745)
80.8%(602/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
not xian:Spinoza0.06
Spinoza not Spinoza
United Kingdom
~0.5%(~1/186)
~99.4%(~185/186)
not United Kingdom
2.8%(21/745)
97.1%(724/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.067
not xian:Marx0.059
Marx not Marx
United Kingdom
~0.5%(~1/186)
~99.4%(~185/186)
not United Kingdom
1.7%(13/745)
98.2%(732/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.071
not xian:Nietzsche0.057
Nietzsche not Nietzsche
United Kingdom
~0.5%(~1/186)
~99.4%(~185/186)
not United Kingdom
2.6%(20/745)
97.3%(725/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
xian:Lewis0.053
Lewis not Lewis
United Kingdom
10.2%(19/186)
89.7%(167/186)
not United Kingdom
6.7%(50/745)
93.2%(695/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.106
not xian:Descartes0.053
Descartes not Descartes
United Kingdom
~0.5%(~1/186)
~99.4%(~185/186)
not United Kingdom
2.4%(18/745)
97.5%(727/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.106
not xian:Husserl0.052
Husserl not Husserl
United Kingdom
~0.5%(~1/186)
~99.4%(~185/186)
not United Kingdom
1.3%(10/745)
98.6%(735/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
AOS:Metaphysics0.051
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
United Kingdom
29.5%(55/186)
70.4%(131/186)
not United Kingdom
24%(179/745)
75.9%(566/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.119

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
nationality_region:United Kingdom0.558
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
United Kingdom
58%(108/186)
41.9%(78/186)
not United Kingdom
6.1%(46/745)
93.8%(699/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
phd_region:United Kingdom0.454
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
United Kingdom
42.4%(79/186)
57.5%(107/186)
not United Kingdom
4.9%(37/745)
95%(708/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not nationality_region:United States0.358
United States not United States
United Kingdom
15%(28/186)
84.9%(158/186)
not United Kingdom
59.8%(446/745)
40.1%(299/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not phd_region:United States0.355
United States not United States
United Kingdom
17.7%(33/186)
82.2%(153/186)
not United Kingdom
62.1%(463/745)
37.8%(282/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
year_of_phd0.144
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
United Kingdom
62.1%(82/132)
37.8%(50/132)
not United Kingdom
47.7%(281/588)
52.2%(307/588)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: < 0.001
year_of_birth0.133
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
United Kingdom
58.9%(105/178)
41%(73/178)
not United Kingdom
48.1%(333/692)
51.8%(359/692)
Response pairs: 870   p-value: < 0.001
not nationality_region:Canada0.126
Canada not Canada
United Kingdom
~0.5%(~1/186)
~99.4%(~185/186)
not United Kingdom
8.5%(64/745)
91.4%(681/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not phd_region:Canada0.07
Canada not Canada
United Kingdom
~0.5%(~1/186)
~99.4%(~185/186)
not United Kingdom
3.4%(26/745)
96.5%(719/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.032
nationality_region:Europe0.055
Europe not Europe
United Kingdom
16.1%(30/186)
83.8%(156/186)
not United Kingdom
11.5%(86/745)
88.4%(659/745)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093