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Correlations with: Teletransporter:death

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
Personal identity:biological view0.346
biological view not biological view
death
38.7%(103/266)
48.8%(130/266)
survival
6.1%(20/326)
78.5%(256/326)
Response pairs: 744   p-value: < 0.001
not Personal identity:psychological view0.333
psychological view not psychological view
death
24%(64/266)
63.5%(169/266)
survival
58.8%(192/326)
25.7%(84/326)
Response pairs: 744   p-value: < 0.001
Time:A-theory0.145
A-theory B-theory
death
35.8%(72/201)
40.2%(81/201)
survival
27.9%(67/240)
54.1%(130/240)
Response pairs: 551   p-value: < 0.001
Laws of nature:non-Humean0.129
non-Humean Humean
death
69.2%(191/276)
20.2%(56/276)
survival
60.1%(198/329)
32.2%(106/329)
Response pairs: 768   p-value: < 0.001
Moral motivation:externalism0.103
externalism internalism
death
44.7%(111/248)
37.5%(93/248)
survival
38%(116/305)
48.1%(147/305)
Response pairs: 692   p-value: 0.006
Mental content:externalism0.087
internalism externalism
death
23.2%(65/279)
63.7%(178/279)
survival
31.9%(107/335)
57.6%(193/335)
Response pairs: 779   p-value: 0.015
Normative ethics:deontology0.076
deontology not deontology
death
32.2%(80/248)
56.4%(140/248)
survival
26.5%(83/313)
61.9%(194/313)
Response pairs: 713   p-value: 0.042
Trolley problem:don't switch0.076
don't switch switch
death
11%(30/272)
77.5%(211/272)
survival
6.5%(22/334)
83.8%(280/334)
Response pairs: 775   p-value: 0.034
Free will:no free will0.071
no free will free will
death
15.7%(45/285)
75.4%(215/285)
survival
13.4%(46/342)
80.9%(277/342)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.044
not Truth:epistemic0.071
epistemic not epistemic
death
4.7%(13/271)
90.4%(245/271)
survival
6.7%(22/326)
88%(287/326)
Response pairs: 764   p-value: 0.049
Knowledge:rationalism0.066
empiricism rationalism
death
36.6%(106/289)
38.4%(111/289)
survival
45.8%(159/347)
36%(125/347)
Response pairs: 809   p-value: 0.06
not External world:idealism0.06
idealism not idealism
death
3.4%(10/290)
94.1%(273/290)
survival
4.3%(15/346)
92.1%(319/346)
Response pairs: 807   p-value: 0.088
Mind:non-physicalism0.058
physicalism non-physicalism
death
54.9%(160/291)
30.9%(90/291)
survival
63.6%(221/347)
28.2%(98/347)
Response pairs: 811   p-value: 0.098
Personal identity:further-fact view0.052
further-fact view not further-fact view
death
18.4%(49/266)
69.1%(184/266)
survival
11.3%(37/326)
73.3%(239/326)
Response pairs: 744   p-value: 0.156
Logic:classical0.052
non-classical classical
death
20.2%(54/267)
64.7%(173/267)
survival
22.8%(69/302)
62.2%(188/302)
Response pairs: 721   p-value: 0.163
not Zombies:metaphysically possible0.051
metaphysically possible not metaphysically possible
death
28.1%(77/274)
62.7%(172/274)
survival
30%(95/316)
59.4%(188/316)
Response pairs: 747   p-value: 0.163
not Normative ethics:consequentialism0.05
consequentialism not consequentialism
death
28.2%(70/248)
60.4%(150/248)
survival
33.8%(106/313)
54.6%(171/313)
Response pairs: 713   p-value: 0.182
Proper names:Millian0.05
Fregean Millian
death
36.4%(93/255)
54.1%(138/255)
survival
35%(107/305)
47.5%(145/305)
Response pairs: 711   p-value: 0.182

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
not xian:Lewis0.077
Lewis not Lewis
death
6.1%(18/293)
93.8%(275/293)
survival
10.5%(37/350)
89.4%(313/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.027
xian:Moore0.07
Moore not Moore
death
4.7%(14/293)
95.2%(279/293)
survival
2.2%(8/350)
97.7%(342/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.045
AOS:Philosophy of Religion0.066
Philosophy of Religion not Philosophy of Religion
death
7.5%(22/293)
92.4%(271/293)
survival
4.2%(15/350)
95.7%(335/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.059
not AOS:Asian Philosophy0.064
Asian Philosophy not Asian Philosophy
death
~0.3%(~1/293)
~99.6%(~292/293)
survival
1.1%(4/350)
98.8%(346/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.067
not AOS:Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy0.062
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy not Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
death
1%(3/293)
98.9%(290/293)
survival
2.8%(10/350)
97.1%(340/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.076
xian:Marx0.054
Marx not Marx
death
2%(6/293)
97.9%(287/293)
survival
1.1%(4/350)
98.8%(346/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.122
AOS:Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality0.053
Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality not Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
death
2.3%(7/293)
97.6%(286/293)
survival
1.1%(4/350)
98.8%(346/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.129
xian:Descartes0.052
Descartes not Descartes
death
3.4%(10/293)
96.5%(283/293)
survival
1.4%(5/350)
98.5%(345/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.137
AOS:Aesthetics0.051
Aesthetics not Aesthetics
death
4%(12/293)
95.9%(281/293)
survival
3.1%(11/350)
96.8%(339/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.145
AOS:Philosophy of Biology0.051
Philosophy of Biology not Philosophy of Biology
death
5.1%(15/293)
94.8%(278/293)
survival
3.1%(11/350)
96.8%(339/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.145
not xian:Frege0.051
Frege not Frege
death
7.1%(21/293)
92.8%(272/293)
survival
10%(35/350)
90%(315/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.145
not AOS:Philosophy of Cognitive Science0.05
Philosophy of Cognitive Science not Philosophy of Cognitive Science
death
5.4%(16/293)
94.5%(277/293)
survival
7.7%(27/350)
92.2%(323/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.153

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
year_of_birth-0.106
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
death
48.7%(135/277)
51.2%(142/277)
survival
55.9%(184/329)
44%(145/329)
Response pairs: 767   p-value: 0.003
not affil:region:Australasia0.102
Australasia not Australasia
death
3.4%(10/293)
96.5%(283/293)
survival
8%(28/350)
92%(322/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.003
year_of_phd-0.089
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
death
47.5%(107/225)
52.4%(118/225)
survival
57.5%(156/271)
42.4%(115/271)
Response pairs: 639   p-value: 0.024
nationality_region:United States0.088
United States not United States
death
54.2%(159/293)
45.7%(134/293)
survival
46.2%(162/350)
53.7%(188/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.011
affil:region:United States0.085
United States not United States
death
66.2%(194/293)
33.7%(99/293)
survival
57.1%(200/350)
42.8%(150/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.015
not affil:region:United Kingdom0.084
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
death
16%(47/293)
83.9%(246/293)
survival
23.4%(82/350)
76.5%(268/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.016
not nationality_region:Australasia0.082
Australasia not Australasia
death
4.4%(13/293)
95.5%(280/293)
survival
7.7%(27/350)
92.2%(323/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.018
not nationality_region:United Kingdom0.061
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
death
15%(44/293)
84.9%(249/293)
survival
19.4%(68/350)
80.5%(282/350)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.081