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Correlations with: Teletransporter:survival

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:psychological view0.375
psychological view not psychological view
survival
60.5%(192/317)
23.9%(76/317)
death
23.2%(64/275)
64.3%(177/275)
Response pairs: 744   p-value: < 0.001
not Personal identity:biological view0.314
biological view not biological view
survival
6.3%(20/317)
78.2%(248/317)
death
37.4%(103/275)
50.1%(138/275)
Response pairs: 744   p-value: < 0.001
Laws of nature:Humean0.143
Humean non-Humean
survival
31.3%(100/319)
61.1%(195/319)
death
19.5%(56/286)
69.9%(200/286)
Response pairs: 768   p-value: < 0.001
Time:B-theory0.11
B-theory A-theory
survival
53.9%(124/230)
27.8%(64/230)
death
45%(95/211)
31.7%(67/211)
Response pairs: 551   p-value: 0.009
Aesthetic value:subjective0.093
subjective objective
survival
44.5%(147/330)
43.3%(143/330)
death
34.4%(101/293)
51.1%(150/293)
Response pairs: 786   p-value: 0.009
Moral motivation:internalism0.091
externalism internalism
survival
38.2%(114/298)
47.9%(143/298)
death
44.3%(113/255)
38%(97/255)
Response pairs: 692   p-value: 0.016
Mind:physicalism0.089
physicalism non-physicalism
survival
64.7%(219/338)
26.9%(91/338)
death
54%(162/300)
32.3%(97/300)
Response pairs: 811   p-value: 0.011
Free will:compatibilism0.085
compatibilism not compatibilism
survival
65.9%(219/332)
28.6%(95/332)
death
57.6%(170/295)
33.5%(99/295)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.016
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.084
consequentialism not consequentialism
survival
34.8%(106/304)
53.6%(163/304)
death
27.2%(70/257)
61.4%(158/257)
Response pairs: 713   p-value: 0.024
Knowledge:empiricism0.081
empiricism rationalism
survival
46.2%(156/337)
35.3%(119/337)
death
36.4%(109/299)
39.1%(117/299)
Response pairs: 809   p-value: 0.021
Truth:epistemic0.08
epistemic not epistemic
survival
6.9%(22/317)
87.6%(278/317)
death
4.6%(13/280)
90.7%(254/280)
Response pairs: 764   p-value: 0.027
Trolley problem:switch0.077
don't switch switch
survival
6.7%(22/326)
83.7%(273/326)
death
10.7%(30/280)
77.8%(218/280)
Response pairs: 775   p-value: 0.032
not Free will:no free will0.076
no free will free will
survival
13.2%(44/332)
81.3%(270/332)
death
15.9%(47/295)
75.2%(222/295)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.031
Mental content:internalism0.066
internalism externalism
survival
31.4%(102/324)
58.6%(190/324)
death
24.1%(70/290)
62.4%(181/290)
Response pairs: 779   p-value: 0.065
not Free will:libertarianism0.064
libertarianism not libertarianism
survival
12.9%(43/332)
81.6%(271/332)
death
15.2%(45/295)
75.9%(224/295)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.07
Perceptual experience:representationalism0.059
representationalism not representationalism
survival
45%(122/271)
43.5%(118/271)
death
43.1%(107/248)
45.5%(113/248)
Response pairs: 656   p-value: 0.131
Proper names:Fregean0.057
Fregean Millian
survival
35.2%(104/295)
47.1%(139/295)
death
36.2%(96/265)
54.3%(144/265)
Response pairs: 711   p-value: 0.128
Analytic-synthetic distinction:yes0.056
yes no
survival
69.4%(234/337)
27%(91/337)
death
65.3%(198/303)
30%(91/303)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.11
not Normative ethics:deontology0.054
deontology not deontology
survival
26.9%(82/304)
61.5%(187/304)
death
31.5%(81/257)
57.1%(147/257)
Response pairs: 713   p-value: 0.149

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
xian:Lewis0.087
Lewis not Lewis
survival
10.8%(37/340)
89.1%(303/340)
death
5.9%(18/303)
94%(285/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.012
tradition:analytic0.078
analytic continental
survival
92.9%(316/340)
2.9%(10/340)
death
87.4%(265/303)
3.6%(11/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.025
AOS:Asian Philosophy0.068
Asian Philosophy not Asian Philosophy
survival
1.1%(4/340)
98.8%(336/340)
death
~0.3%(~1/303)
~99.6%(~302/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.051
AOS:Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy0.067
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy not Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
survival
2.9%(10/340)
97%(330/340)
death
0.9%(3/303)
99%(300/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.055
not xian:Moore0.064
Moore not Moore
survival
2.3%(8/340)
97.6%(332/340)
death
4.6%(14/303)
95.3%(289/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.067
not AOS:Philosophy of Religion0.057
Philosophy of Religion not Philosophy of Religion
survival
4.4%(15/340)
95.5%(325/340)
death
7.2%(22/303)
92.7%(281/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.103
xian:Davidson0.056
Davidson not Davidson
survival
6.1%(21/340)
93.8%(319/340)
death
3.6%(11/303)
96.3%(292/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.109
not xian:Hegel0.055
Hegel not Hegel
survival
0.8%(3/340)
99.1%(337/340)
death
2.3%(7/303)
97.6%(296/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.115
AOS:Philosophy of Law0.054
Philosophy of Law not Philosophy of Law
survival
3.5%(12/340)
96.4%(328/340)
death
1.6%(5/303)
98.3%(298/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.122
not xian:Leibniz0.051
Leibniz not Leibniz
survival
1.1%(4/340)
98.8%(336/340)
death
2.9%(9/303)
97%(294/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.145
xian:Mill0.05
Mill not Mill
survival
5.5%(19/340)
94.4%(321/340)
death
2.9%(9/303)
97%(294/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.153
not xian:Marx0.05
Marx not Marx
survival
1.1%(4/340)
98.8%(336/340)
death
1.9%(6/303)
98%(297/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.153

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
year_of_birth0.136
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
survival
57.3%(184/321)
42.6%(137/321)
death
47.3%(135/285)
52.6%(150/285)
Response pairs: 767   p-value: < 0.001
year_of_phd0.106
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
survival
58.6%(156/266)
41.3%(110/266)
death
46.5%(107/230)
53.4%(123/230)
Response pairs: 639   p-value: 0.007
affil:region:United Kingdom0.093
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
survival
23.8%(81/340)
76.1%(259/340)
death
15.8%(48/303)
84.1%(255/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.007
affil:region:Australasia0.081
Australasia not Australasia
survival
7.6%(26/340)
92.3%(314/340)
death
3.9%(12/303)
96%(291/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.02
not affil:region:United States0.077
United States not United States
survival
57.3%(195/340)
42.6%(145/340)
death
65.6%(199/303)
34.3%(104/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.027
not nationality_region:United States0.073
United States not United States
survival
46.7%(159/340)
53.2%(181/340)
death
53.4%(162/303)
46.5%(141/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.036
nationality_region:United Kingdom0.059
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
survival
19.4%(66/340)
80.5%(274/340)
death
15.1%(46/303)
84.8%(257/303)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.091