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Correlations with: Newcomb's problem:two boxes

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
Mind:physicalism0.136
physicalism non-physicalism
two boxes
71.6%(210/293)
22.8%(67/293)
one box
55.5%(116/209)
32.5%(68/209)
Response pairs: 660   p-value: < 0.001
not Politics:communitarianism0.128
communitarianism not communitarianism
two boxes
12.1%(29/238)
73.5%(175/238)
one box
21.3%(38/178)
62.3%(111/178)
Response pairs: 547   p-value: 0.002
Time:B-theory0.124
B-theory A-theory
two boxes
57.6%(120/208)
24%(50/208)
one box
46.4%(73/157)
33.7%(53/157)
Response pairs: 479   p-value: 0.006
Science:scientific realism0.11
scientific realism scientific anti-realism
two boxes
86.8%(251/289)
10.3%(30/289)
one box
77.5%(159/205)
15.6%(32/205)
Response pairs: 651   p-value: 0.004
God:atheism0.107
atheism theism
two boxes
82.1%(239/291)
10.6%(31/291)
one box
74.2%(153/206)
19.4%(40/206)
Response pairs: 655   p-value: 0.006
Logic:classical0.106
non-classical classical
two boxes
19.7%(53/269)
68.7%(185/269)
one box
27.1%(50/184)
58.6%(108/184)
Response pairs: 596   p-value: 0.009
Moral motivation:externalism0.102
internalism externalism
two boxes
41.1%(102/248)
44.3%(110/248)
one box
48.1%(90/187)
36.3%(68/187)
Response pairs: 562   p-value: 0.015
Knowledge claims:invariantism0.099
invariantism not invariantism
two boxes
44.4%(117/263)
45.6%(120/263)
one box
35.2%(68/193)
55.9%(108/193)
Response pairs: 594   p-value: 0.015
External world:non-skeptical realism0.084
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
two boxes
89.3%(261/292)
8.2%(24/292)
one box
85.9%(178/207)
10.6%(22/207)
Response pairs: 652   p-value: 0.031
Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.083
qualia theory not qualia theory
two boxes
16.9%(39/230)
67.3%(155/230)
one box
17.4%(29/166)
70.4%(117/166)
Response pairs: 521   p-value: 0.058
Perceptual experience:disjunctivism0.08
disjunctivism not disjunctivism
two boxes
14.7%(34/230)
69.5%(160/230)
one box
9%(15/166)
78.9%(131/166)
Response pairs: 521   p-value: 0.068
not Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.078
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
two boxes
14.8%(40/269)
73.6%(198/269)
one box
19.5%(36/184)
67.3%(124/184)
Response pairs: 586   p-value: 0.059
Politics:egalitarianism0.077
egalitarianism not egalitarianism
two boxes
52.1%(124/238)
33.6%(80/238)
one box
41%(73/178)
42.6%(76/178)
Response pairs: 547   p-value: 0.071
Mental content:externalism0.077
externalism internalism
two boxes
64.8%(181/279)
23.2%(65/279)
one box
56.9%(115/202)
26.7%(54/202)
Response pairs: 630   p-value: 0.053
Aesthetic value:subjective0.076
subjective objective
two boxes
43.8%(124/283)
42.7%(121/283)
one box
36.8%(74/201)
50.7%(102/201)
Response pairs: 638   p-value: 0.055
not Knowledge claims:contextualism0.074
contextualism not contextualism
two boxes
41.4%(109/263)
48.6%(128/263)
one box
50.7%(98/193)
40.4%(78/193)
Response pairs: 594   p-value: 0.071
Free will:compatibilism0.067
compatibilism not compatibilism
two boxes
69.2%(200/289)
25.2%(73/289)
one box
63.2%(129/204)
30.3%(62/204)
Response pairs: 644   p-value: 0.089
not External world:idealism0.06
idealism not idealism
two boxes
2.7%(8/292)
94.8%(277/292)
one box
2.8%(6/207)
93.7%(194/207)
Response pairs: 652   p-value: 0.125
Moral judgment:non-cognitivism0.054
non-cognitivism cognitivism
two boxes
22.1%(63/284)
72.1%(205/284)
one box
17%(34/199)
74.8%(149/199)
Response pairs: 632   p-value: 0.175
Truth:correspondence0.052
correspondence not correspondence
two boxes
59.6%(164/275)
36.3%(100/275)
one box
54%(106/196)
41.3%(81/196)
Response pairs: 621   p-value: 0.195

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
not xian:Wittgenstein0.123
Wittgenstein not Wittgenstein
two boxes
3%(9/295)
96.9%(286/295)
one box
10%(21/209)
89.9%(188/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.001
xian:Lewis0.101
Lewis not Lewis
two boxes
13.8%(41/295)
86.1%(254/295)
one box
7.6%(16/209)
92.3%(193/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.009
AOS:Philosophy of Language0.09
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
two boxes
24.7%(73/295)
75.2%(222/295)
one box
16.7%(35/209)
83.2%(174/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.02
not AOS:17th/18th Century Philosophy0.09
17th/18th Century Philosophy not 17th/18th Century Philosophy
two boxes
7.4%(22/295)
92.5%(273/295)
one box
12.4%(26/209)
87.5%(183/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.02
not AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.084
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
two boxes
1.6%(5/295)
98.3%(290/295)
one box
5.2%(11/209)
94.7%(198/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.03
not AOS:Philosophy of Religion0.076
Philosophy of Religion not Philosophy of Religion
two boxes
3.3%(10/295)
96.6%(285/295)
one box
6.2%(13/209)
93.7%(196/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.05
AOS:Epistemology0.063
Epistemology not Epistemology
two boxes
23%(68/295)
76.9%(227/295)
one box
15.7%(33/209)
84.2%(176/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.105
not xian:Heidegger0.059
Heidegger not Heidegger
two boxes
~0.3%(~1/295)
~99.6%(~294/295)
one box
~0.4%(~1/209)
~99.5%(~208/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.129
not xian:Hegel0.059
Hegel not Hegel
two boxes
~0.3%(~1/295)
~99.6%(~294/295)
one box
1.9%(4/209)
98%(205/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.129
tradition:analytic0.056
analytic continental
two boxes
92.2%(272/295)
1%(3/295)
one box
89.9%(188/209)
3.8%(8/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.149
AOS:Philosophy of Probability0.055
Philosophy of Probability not Philosophy of Probability
two boxes
3.7%(11/295)
96.2%(284/295)
one box
2.3%(5/209)
97.6%(204/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.157
not AOS:Philosophy of Cognitive Science0.055
Philosophy of Cognitive Science not Philosophy of Cognitive Science
two boxes
4.4%(13/295)
95.5%(282/295)
one box
7.1%(15/209)
92.8%(194/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.157
not AOS:Philosophy of Physical Science0.052
Philosophy of Physical Science not Philosophy of Physical Science
two boxes
5.7%(17/295)
94.2%(278/295)
one box
8.6%(18/209)
91.3%(191/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.181
AOS:Decision Theory0.05
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
two boxes
6.4%(19/295)
93.5%(276/295)
one box
3.8%(8/209)
96.1%(201/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.198

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
phd_region:Europe0.076
Europe not Europe
two boxes
6.4%(19/295)
93.5%(276/295)
one box
2.3%(5/209)
97.6%(204/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.05
year_of_birth0.075
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
two boxes
53.9%(151/280)
46%(129/280)
one box
47.6%(93/195)
52.3%(102/195)
Response pairs: 619   p-value: 0.062
nationality_region:Europe0.074
Europe not Europe
two boxes
14.5%(43/295)
85.4%(252/295)
one box
8.1%(17/209)
91.8%(192/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.056
gender:male0.061
male female
two boxes
86.5%(245/283)
13.4%(38/283)
one box
82.2%(162/197)
17.7%(35/197)
Response pairs: 624   p-value: 0.127
not nationality_region:United States0.055
United States not United States
two boxes
49.4%(146/295)
50.5%(149/295)
one box
56.4%(118/209)
43.5%(91/209)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.157