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Correlations with: Politics:egalitarianism

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
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.184
consequentialism not consequentialism
egalitarianism
32.8%(95/289)
56%(162/289)
not egalitarianism
18.2%(47/258)
71.7%(185/258)
Response pairs: 662   p-value: < 0.001
God:atheism0.182
atheism theism
egalitarianism
81%(261/322)
11.8%(38/322)
not egalitarianism
64.8%(188/290)
26.2%(76/290)
Response pairs: 741   p-value: < 0.001
Time:B-theory0.161
B-theory A-theory
egalitarianism
52.3%(101/193)
20.2%(39/193)
not egalitarianism
41.5%(79/190)
40%(76/190)
Response pairs: 470   p-value: < 0.001
Perceptual experience:representationalism0.153
representationalism not representationalism
egalitarianism
48.2%(123/255)
40.3%(103/255)
not egalitarianism
35.5%(84/236)
52.5%(124/236)
Response pairs: 584   p-value: < 0.001
not Free will:libertarianism0.151
libertarianism not libertarianism
egalitarianism
7.7%(25/321)
84.4%(271/321)
not egalitarianism
22.4%(65/289)
71.6%(207/289)
Response pairs: 736   p-value: < 0.001
Trolley problem:switch0.141
switch don't switch
egalitarianism
80%(245/306)
7.1%(22/306)
not egalitarianism
69.8%(197/282)
15.9%(45/282)
Response pairs: 713   p-value: < 0.001
Abstract objects:nominalism0.113
nominalism Platonism
egalitarianism
48.2%(150/311)
42.4%(132/311)
not egalitarianism
38.3%(109/284)
53.8%(153/284)
Response pairs: 722   p-value: 0.002
Proper names:Fregean0.11
Fregean Millian
egalitarianism
42%(111/264)
44.6%(118/264)
not egalitarianism
33.2%(83/250)
51.2%(128/250)
Response pairs: 625   p-value: 0.005
Mind:physicalism0.108
physicalism non-physicalism
egalitarianism
61.3%(197/321)
28.9%(93/321)
not egalitarianism
52%(152/292)
36.3%(106/292)
Response pairs: 740   p-value: 0.003
Free will:no free will0.097
no free will free will
egalitarianism
15.5%(50/321)
76.6%(246/321)
not egalitarianism
11.4%(33/289)
82.6%(239/289)
Response pairs: 736   p-value: 0.008
not Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.097
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
egalitarianism
18.6%(54/289)
70.2%(203/289)
not egalitarianism
29.8%(77/258)
60%(155/258)
Response pairs: 662   p-value: 0.012
Mental content:externalism0.096
externalism internalism
egalitarianism
68.7%(202/294)
19.3%(57/294)
not egalitarianism
56.7%(156/275)
32.3%(89/275)
Response pairs: 692   p-value: 0.011
Personal identity:psychological view0.093
psychological view not psychological view
egalitarianism
45.2%(132/292)
36.6%(107/292)
not egalitarianism
37.4%(97/259)
47.8%(124/259)
Response pairs: 664   p-value: 0.016
Meta-ethics:moral anti-realism0.084
moral anti-realism moral realism
egalitarianism
33.1%(105/317)
61.1%(194/317)
not egalitarianism
24.1%(69/286)
65.3%(187/286)
Response pairs: 733   p-value: 0.022
Newcomb's problem:two boxes0.083
one box two boxes
egalitarianism
28.2%(69/244)
52.4%(128/244)
not egalitarianism
35.9%(74/206)
39.8%(82/206)
Response pairs: 547   p-value: 0.052
Free will:compatibilism0.078
compatibilism not compatibilism
egalitarianism
66.6%(214/321)
25.5%(82/321)
not egalitarianism
57%(165/289)
37%(107/289)
Response pairs: 736   p-value: 0.034
External world:non-skeptical realism0.071
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
egalitarianism
85.3%(274/321)
11.8%(38/321)
not egalitarianism
78.7%(226/287)
17%(49/287)
Response pairs: 738   p-value: 0.053
Laws of nature:Humean0.066
Humean non-Humean
egalitarianism
32.3%(97/300)
59.6%(179/300)
not egalitarianism
26.5%(75/282)
65.9%(186/282)
Response pairs: 707   p-value: 0.079
not Personal identity:further-fact view0.066
further-fact view not further-fact view
egalitarianism
11.9%(35/292)
69.8%(204/292)
not egalitarianism
19.6%(51/259)
65.6%(170/259)
Response pairs: 664   p-value: 0.089
not Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.06
qualia theory not qualia theory
egalitarianism
15.2%(39/255)
73.3%(187/255)
not egalitarianism
19.9%(47/236)
68.2%(161/236)
Response pairs: 584   p-value: 0.147
Knowledge claims:relativism0.059
relativism not relativism
egalitarianism
3.8%(11/288)
86.1%(248/288)
not egalitarianism
2.6%(7/262)
88.5%(232/262)
Response pairs: 655   p-value: 0.131
Aesthetic value:subjective0.055
subjective objective
egalitarianism
38.9%(123/316)
44.3%(140/316)
not egalitarianism
38.1%(109/286)
53.8%(154/286)
Response pairs: 726   p-value: 0.138
Truth:epistemic0.05
epistemic not epistemic
egalitarianism
9.6%(29/301)
85.3%(257/301)
not egalitarianism
9%(25/275)
85.8%(236/275)
Response pairs: 699   p-value: 0.186

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
xian:Rawls0.107
Rawls not Rawls
egalitarianism
8.3%(27/324)
91.6%(297/324)
not egalitarianism
3.4%(10/294)
96.5%(284/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.003
not AOS:Philosophy of Religion0.107
Philosophy of Religion not Philosophy of Religion
egalitarianism
2.1%(7/324)
97.8%(317/324)
not egalitarianism
8.1%(24/294)
91.8%(270/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.003
xian:Kant0.102
Kant not Kant
egalitarianism
17.2%(56/324)
82.7%(268/324)
not egalitarianism
9.8%(29/294)
90.1%(265/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.005
AOS:Normative Ethics0.098
Normative Ethics not Normative Ethics
egalitarianism
21.6%(70/324)
78.3%(254/324)
not egalitarianism
13.6%(40/294)
86.3%(254/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.007
xian:Marx0.092
Marx not Marx
egalitarianism
3%(10/324)
96.9%(314/324)
not egalitarianism
1%(3/294)
98.9%(291/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.011
not xian:Aristotle0.092
Aristotle not Aristotle
egalitarianism
10.1%(33/324)
89.8%(291/324)
not egalitarianism
16.3%(48/294)
83.6%(246/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.011
not AOS:Ancient Greek Philosophy0.081
Ancient Greek Philosophy not Ancient Greek Philosophy
egalitarianism
4.3%(14/324)
95.6%(310/324)
not egalitarianism
8.8%(26/294)
91.1%(268/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.026
not xian:Spinoza0.081
Spinoza not Spinoza
egalitarianism
1.2%(4/324)
98.7%(320/324)
not egalitarianism
4.4%(13/294)
95.5%(281/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.026
AOS:Philosophy of Biology0.076
Philosophy of Biology not Philosophy of Biology
egalitarianism
6.4%(21/324)
93.5%(303/324)
not egalitarianism
3%(9/294)
96.9%(285/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.037
not AOS:Philosophy of Mathematics0.076
Philosophy of Mathematics not Philosophy of Mathematics
egalitarianism
2.1%(7/324)
97.8%(317/324)
not egalitarianism
4.7%(14/294)
95.2%(280/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.037
tradition:analytic0.074
analytic continental
egalitarianism
89.8%(291/324)
4%(13/324)
not egalitarianism
84%(247/294)
5.4%(16/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.042
not AOS:20th Century Philosophy0.073
20th Century Philosophy not 20th Century Philosophy
egalitarianism
2.7%(9/324)
97.2%(315/324)
not egalitarianism
7.1%(21/294)
92.8%(273/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.045
AOS:Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality0.071
Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality not Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
egalitarianism
2.7%(9/324)
97.2%(315/324)
not egalitarianism
1%(3/294)
98.9%(291/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.051
not AOS:Metaphysics0.071
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
egalitarianism
20.3%(66/324)
79.6%(258/324)
not egalitarianism
25.8%(76/294)
74.1%(218/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.051
not xian:Wittgenstein0.068
Wittgenstein not Wittgenstein
egalitarianism
5.8%(19/324)
94.1%(305/324)
not egalitarianism
10.8%(32/294)
89.1%(262/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.062
not AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.066
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
egalitarianism
3.3%(11/324)
96.6%(313/324)
not egalitarianism
6.4%(19/294)
93.5%(275/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.07
xian:Lewis0.063
Lewis not Lewis
egalitarianism
8%(26/324)
91.9%(298/324)
not egalitarianism
5.1%(15/294)
94.8%(279/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.084
not xian:Leibniz0.062
Leibniz not Leibniz
egalitarianism
0.9%(3/324)
99%(321/324)
not egalitarianism
2.3%(7/294)
97.6%(287/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.089
not AOS:Metaphilosophy0.062
Metaphilosophy not Metaphilosophy
egalitarianism
~0.3%(~1/324)
~99.6%(~323/324)
not egalitarianism
2.3%(7/294)
97.6%(287/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.089
AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.058
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
egalitarianism
15.7%(51/324)
84.2%(273/324)
not egalitarianism
11.2%(33/294)
88.7%(261/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.112
not AOS:Asian Philosophy0.058
Asian Philosophy not Asian Philosophy
egalitarianism
0.9%(3/324)
99%(321/324)
not egalitarianism
2%(6/294)
97.9%(288/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.112
not AOS:Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy0.054
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy not Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
egalitarianism
~0.3%(~1/324)
~99.6%(~323/324)
not egalitarianism
2.7%(8/294)
97.2%(286/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.139
xian:Mill0.051
Mill not Mill
egalitarianism
6.1%(20/324)
93.8%(304/324)
not egalitarianism
4%(12/294)
95.9%(282/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.162

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
year_of_phd0.088
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
egalitarianism
53.5%(135/252)
46.4%(117/252)
not egalitarianism
45.3%(98/216)
54.6%(118/216)
Response pairs: 572   p-value: 0.035
not nationality_region:Other0.087
Other not Other
egalitarianism
5.5%(18/324)
94.4%(306/324)
not egalitarianism
10.2%(30/294)
89.7%(264/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.017
not phd_region:United Kingdom0.08
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
egalitarianism
9.5%(31/324)
90.4%(293/324)
not egalitarianism
14.9%(44/294)
85%(250/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.028
not nationality_region:United Kingdom0.079
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
egalitarianism
13.8%(45/324)
86.1%(279/324)
not egalitarianism
20%(59/294)
79.9%(235/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.03
nationality_region:Canada0.073
Canada not Canada
egalitarianism
8.9%(29/324)
91%(295/324)
not egalitarianism
5.7%(17/294)
94.2%(277/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.045
not affil:region:United Kingdom0.064
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
egalitarianism
17.5%(57/324)
82.4%(267/324)
not egalitarianism
23.1%(68/294)
76.8%(226/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.079
gender:female0.063
female male
egalitarianism
22.5%(69/306)
77.4%(237/306)
not egalitarianism
17%(47/276)
82.9%(229/276)
Response pairs: 708   p-value: 0.093
year_of_birth0.062
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
egalitarianism
51.4%(156/303)
48.5%(147/303)
not egalitarianism
45.5%(124/272)
54.4%(148/272)
Response pairs: 700   p-value: 0.101
affil:region:Australasia0.06
Australasia not Australasia
egalitarianism
6.7%(22/324)
93.2%(302/324)
not egalitarianism
3.7%(11/294)
96.2%(283/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.1
affil:region:Canada0.056
Canada not Canada
egalitarianism
9.8%(32/324)
90.1%(292/324)
not egalitarianism
7.4%(22/294)
92.5%(272/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.125
phd_region:Australasia0.053
Australasia not Australasia
egalitarianism
4%(13/324)
95.9%(311/324)
not egalitarianism
1.7%(5/294)
98.2%(289/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.146
nationality_region:Europe0.051
Europe not Europe
egalitarianism
12.6%(41/324)
87.3%(283/324)
not egalitarianism
10.2%(30/294)
89.7%(264/294)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.162