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Correlations with: Newcomb's problem:one box

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:A-theory0.141
B-theory A-theory
one box
46%(69/150)
34.6%(52/150)
two boxes
57.6%(124/215)
23.7%(51/215)
Response pairs: 479   p-value: 0.001
Mind:non-physicalism0.139
non-physicalism physicalism
one box
29.8%(60/201)
57.7%(116/201)
two boxes
21.5%(65/301)
73%(220/301)
Response pairs: 660   p-value: < 0.001
Logic:non-classical0.136
classical non-classical
one box
62.8%(110/175)
22.2%(39/175)
two boxes
74.4%(207/278)
14.3%(40/278)
Response pairs: 596   p-value: < 0.001
God:theism0.125
atheism theism
one box
73.2%(145/198)
20.2%(40/198)
two boxes
82.6%(247/299)
10.3%(31/299)
Response pairs: 655   p-value: 0.001
Science:scientific anti-realism0.121
scientific realism scientific anti-realism
one box
77.6%(153/197)
15.7%(31/197)
two boxes
86.5%(257/297)
10.4%(31/297)
Response pairs: 651   p-value: 0.001
Politics:communitarianism0.117
communitarianism not communitarianism
one box
20.9%(36/172)
62.2%(107/172)
two boxes
12.7%(31/244)
73.3%(179/244)
Response pairs: 547   p-value: 0.006
not Politics:egalitarianism0.083
egalitarianism not egalitarianism
one box
40.1%(69/172)
43%(74/172)
two boxes
52.4%(128/244)
33.6%(82/244)
Response pairs: 547   p-value: 0.052
not Knowledge claims:invariantism0.08
invariantism not invariantism
one box
35.6%(66/185)
55.6%(103/185)
two boxes
43.9%(119/271)
46.1%(125/271)
Response pairs: 594   p-value: 0.051
not Truth:correspondence0.078
correspondence not correspondence
one box
53.1%(100/188)
42.5%(80/188)
two boxes
60%(170/283)
35.6%(101/283)
Response pairs: 621   p-value: 0.052
Moral motivation:internalism0.075
internalism externalism
one box
46.9%(84/179)
36.8%(66/179)
two boxes
42.1%(108/256)
43.7%(112/256)
Response pairs: 562   p-value: 0.075
not Perceptual experience:disjunctivism0.075
disjunctivism not disjunctivism
one box
8.7%(14/160)
78.7%(126/160)
two boxes
14.8%(35/236)
69.9%(165/236)
Response pairs: 521   p-value: 0.087
External world:idealism0.074
idealism not idealism
one box
3%(6/199)
93.4%(186/199)
two boxes
2.6%(8/300)
95%(285/300)
Response pairs: 652   p-value: 0.058
Mental content:internalism0.073
internalism externalism
one box
28.7%(56/195)
54.8%(107/195)
two boxes
24.8%(71/286)
63.2%(181/286)
Response pairs: 630   p-value: 0.067
not External world:non-skeptical realism0.071
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
one box
86.4%(172/199)
10%(20/199)
two boxes
89%(267/300)
8.6%(26/300)
Response pairs: 652   p-value: 0.07
Abstract objects:nominalism0.07
nominalism Platonism
one box
39.7%(78/196)
48.4%(95/196)
two boxes
36.8%(108/293)
52.5%(154/293)
Response pairs: 644   p-value: 0.075
Aesthetic value:objective0.07
subjective objective
one box
36.7%(71/193)
50.2%(97/193)
two boxes
43.6%(127/291)
43.2%(126/291)
Response pairs: 638   p-value: 0.077
Politics:libertarianism0.062
libertarianism not libertarianism
one box
12.7%(22/172)
70.3%(121/172)
two boxes
10.6%(26/244)
75.4%(184/244)
Response pairs: 547   p-value: 0.147
not Perceptual experience:representationalism0.062
representationalism not representationalism
one box
41.2%(66/160)
46.2%(74/160)
two boxes
45.3%(107/236)
39.4%(93/236)
Response pairs: 521   p-value: 0.157
External world:skepticism0.06
skepticism not skepticism
one box
4%(8/199)
92.4%(184/199)
two boxes
4.3%(13/300)
93.3%(280/300)
Response pairs: 652   p-value: 0.125
Proper names:Millian0.057
Millian Fregean
one box
49.4%(88/178)
34.8%(62/178)
two boxes
44.8%(122/272)
41.9%(114/272)
Response pairs: 586   p-value: 0.168
not Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.057
qualia theory not qualia theory
one box
18.1%(29/160)
69.3%(111/160)
two boxes
16.5%(39/236)
68.2%(161/236)
Response pairs: 521   p-value: 0.193
not Free will:compatibilism0.057
compatibilism not compatibilism
one box
63.2%(124/196)
29.5%(58/196)
two boxes
69%(205/297)
25.9%(77/297)
Response pairs: 644   p-value: 0.148
Free will:libertarianism0.056
libertarianism not libertarianism
one box
15.8%(31/196)
77%(151/196)
two boxes
10.7%(32/297)
84.1%(250/297)
Response pairs: 644   p-value: 0.155
Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.054
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
one box
18.1%(32/176)
68.1%(120/176)
two boxes
15.8%(44/277)
72.9%(202/277)
Response pairs: 586   p-value: 0.191

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
xian:Wittgenstein0.15
Wittgenstein not Wittgenstein
one box
10.9%(22/201)
89%(179/201)
two boxes
2.6%(8/303)
97.3%(295/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: < 0.001
not xian:Lewis0.119
Lewis not Lewis
one box
6.9%(14/201)
93%(187/201)
two boxes
14.1%(43/303)
85.8%(260/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.002
AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.09
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
one box
5.4%(11/201)
94.5%(190/201)
two boxes
1.6%(5/303)
98.3%(298/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.02
AOS:17th/18th Century Philosophy0.088
17th/18th Century Philosophy not 17th/18th Century Philosophy
one box
12.4%(25/201)
87.5%(176/201)
two boxes
7.5%(23/303)
92.4%(280/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.023
AOS:Philosophy of Religion0.084
Philosophy of Religion not Philosophy of Religion
one box
6.4%(13/201)
93.5%(188/201)
two boxes
3.3%(10/303)
96.6%(293/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.03
not AOS:Philosophy of Language0.083
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
one box
16.9%(34/201)
83%(167/201)
two boxes
24.4%(74/303)
75.5%(229/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.032
not AOS:Epistemology0.079
Epistemology not Epistemology
one box
14.9%(30/201)
85%(171/201)
two boxes
23.4%(71/303)
76.5%(232/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.042
AOS:Asian Philosophy0.074
Asian Philosophy not Asian Philosophy
one box
1.9%(4/201)
98%(197/201)
two boxes
~0.3%(~1/303)
~99.6%(~302/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.056
tradition:continental0.067
continental analytic
one box
3.9%(8/201)
89.5%(180/201)
two boxes
0.9%(3/303)
92.4%(280/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.084
xian:Hume0.067
Hume not Hume
one box
21.8%(44/201)
78.1%(157/201)
two boxes
15.5%(47/303)
84.4%(256/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.084
xian:Hegel0.063
Hegel not Hegel
one box
1.9%(4/201)
98%(197/201)
two boxes
~0.3%(~1/303)
~99.6%(~302/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.105
xian:Heidegger0.061
Heidegger not Heidegger
one box
~0.4%(~1/201)
~99.5%(~200/201)
two boxes
~0.3%(~1/303)
~99.6%(~302/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.116
not xian:Rawls0.056
Rawls not Rawls
one box
2.9%(6/201)
97%(195/201)
two boxes
5.2%(16/303)
94.7%(287/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.149
AOS:20th Century Philosophy0.051
20th Century Philosophy not 20th Century Philosophy
one box
5.9%(12/201)
94%(189/201)
two boxes
2.6%(8/303)
97.3%(295/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.189

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
not phd_region:Europe0.069
Europe not Europe
one box
2.4%(5/201)
97.5%(196/201)
two boxes
6.2%(19/303)
93.7%(284/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.075
not affil:region:Canada0.065
Canada not Canada
one box
4.9%(10/201)
95%(191/201)
two boxes
8.5%(26/303)
91.4%(277/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.094
not nationality_region:Europe0.062
Europe not Europe
one box
8.4%(17/201)
91.5%(184/201)
two boxes
14.1%(43/303)
85.8%(260/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.11
gender:female0.061
female male
one box
17.8%(34/191)
82.1%(157/191)
two boxes
13.4%(39/289)
86.5%(250/289)
Response pairs: 624   p-value: 0.127
year_of_birth-0.06
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
one box
47.6%(90/189)
52.3%(99/189)
two boxes
53.8%(154/286)
46.1%(132/286)
Response pairs: 619   p-value: 0.135
not nationality_region:Other0.057
Other not Other
one box
4.9%(10/201)
95%(191/201)
two boxes
8.2%(25/303)
91.7%(278/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.142
nationality_region:United States0.055
United States not United States
one box
56.7%(114/201)
43.2%(87/201)
two boxes
49.5%(150/303)
50.4%(153/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.157
affil:region:United States0.053
United States not United States
one box
67.1%(135/201)
32.8%(66/201)
two boxes
60.7%(184/303)
39.2%(119/303)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.172