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Correlations with: xian:Rawls

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
not Politics:communitarianism0.181
communitarianism not communitarianism
Rawls
~2.6%(~1/38)
~97.3%(~37/38)
not Rawls
18.6%(133/713)
62.8%(448/713)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: < 0.001
Normative ethics:deontology0.152
deontology not deontology
Rawls
57.5%(23/40)
25%(10/40)
not Rawls
28.6%(218/760)
57.5%(437/760)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: < 0.001
Perceptual experience:sense-datum theory0.134
sense-datum theory not sense-datum theory
Rawls
14.2%(4/28)
60.7%(17/28)
not Rawls
3.6%(25/688)
81.2%(559/688)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: < 0.001
not Politics:libertarianism0.125
libertarianism not libertarianism
Rawls
7.8%(3/38)
89.4%(34/38)
not Rawls
12.4%(89/713)
69%(492/713)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: < 0.001
Politics:egalitarianism0.107
egalitarianism not egalitarianism
Rawls
71%(27/38)
26.3%(10/38)
not Rawls
41.6%(297/713)
39.8%(284/713)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.003
Truth:epistemic0.102
epistemic not epistemic
Rawls
20.5%(8/39)
71.7%(28/39)
not Rawls
6.7%(56/824)
87.2%(719/824)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.002
not External world:non-skeptical realism0.092
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
Rawls
72.5%(29/40)
25%(10/40)
not Rawls
83.5%(731/875)
12.5%(110/875)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.005
not Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.08
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
Rawls
~2.5%(~1/40)
77.5%(31/40)
not Rawls
21.9%(167/760)
64.2%(488/760)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.023
Personal identity:psychological view0.076
psychological view not psychological view
Rawls
59.4%(22/37)
29.7%(11/37)
not Rawls
37.5%(291/776)
41.2%(320/776)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.03
A priori knowledge:no0.076
no yes
Rawls
34.1%(14/41)
58.5%(24/41)
not Rawls
18.3%(161/877)
73.7%(647/877)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.021
Analytic-synthetic distinction:no0.075
no yes
Rawls
38%(16/42)
47.6%(20/42)
not Rawls
27.2%(239/878)
67.3%(591/878)
Response pairs: 920   p-value: 0.022
External world:skepticism0.074
skepticism not skepticism
Rawls
10%(4/40)
87.5%(35/40)
not Rawls
4.6%(41/875)
91.4%(800/875)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.025
not Normative ethics:consequentialism0.069
consequentialism not consequentialism
Rawls
15%(6/40)
67.5%(27/40)
not Rawls
28.1%(214/760)
58%(441/760)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.051
Free will:compatibilism0.068
compatibilism not compatibilism
Rawls
80.4%(33/41)
14.6%(6/41)
not Rawls
60.2%(517/858)
30.4%(261/858)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.041
not Free will:no free will0.065
no free will free will
Rawls
~2.4%(~1/41)
92.6%(38/41)
not Rawls
13.1%(113/858)
77.5%(665/858)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.051
not Truth:correspondence0.062
correspondence not correspondence
Rawls
41%(16/39)
51.2%(20/39)
not Rawls
55.4%(457/824)
38.5%(318/824)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.068
not Personal identity:biological view0.06
biological view not biological view
Rawls
10.8%(4/37)
78.3%(29/37)
not Rawls
19.7%(153/776)
59%(458/776)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.087
God:atheism0.056
atheism theism
Rawls
83.3%(35/42)
9.5%(4/42)
not Rawls
73.4%(643/875)
17.8%(156/875)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.09
Newcomb's problem:two boxes0.056
one box two boxes
Rawls
21.4%(6/28)
57.1%(16/28)
not Rawls
30.7%(195/635)
45.1%(287/635)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.149
External world:idealism0.055
idealism not idealism
Rawls
7.5%(3/40)
90%(36/40)
not Rawls
4.2%(37/875)
91.8%(804/875)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.096
not Knowledge claims:invariantism0.054
invariantism not invariantism
Rawls
23.6%(9/38)
65.7%(25/38)
not Rawls
36.8%(281/762)
51.5%(393/762)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.126
Moral judgment:cognitvism0.052
non-cognitivism cognitivism
Rawls
14.2%(6/42)
78.5%(33/42)
not Rawls
19.5%(163/833)
71.9%(599/833)
Response pairs: 875   p-value: 0.124

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.325
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Rawls
57.1%(24/42)
42.8%(18/42)
not Rawls
8.5%(76/889)
91.4%(813/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Normative Ethics0.17
Normative Ethics not Normative Ethics
Rawls
42.8%(18/42)
57.1%(24/42)
not Rawls
13.6%(121/889)
86.3%(768/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
metasurvey:accuracy-0.168
accuracy ≥ median accuracy < median
Rawls
~10%(~1/10)
~90%(~9/10)
not Rawls
52%(104/200)
48%(96/200)
Response pairs: 210   p-value: 0.014
xian:Mill0.152
Mill not Mill
Rawls
19%(8/42)
80.9%(34/42)
not Rawls
3.8%(34/889)
96.1%(855/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Kant0.141
Kant not Kant
Rawls
33.3%(14/42)
66.6%(28/42)
not Rawls
11.1%(99/889)
88.8%(790/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Law0.113
Philosophy of Law not Philosophy of Law
Rawls
11.9%(5/42)
88%(37/42)
not Rawls
2.5%(23/889)
97.4%(866/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Social Science0.106
Philosophy of Social Science not Philosophy of Social Science
Rawls
9.5%(4/42)
90.4%(38/42)
not Rawls
1.9%(17/889)
98%(872/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
AOS:Decision Theory0.103
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
Rawls
11.9%(5/42)
88%(37/42)
not Rawls
2.9%(26/889)
97%(863/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
not AOS:Metaphysics0.102
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
26%(232/889)
73.9%(657/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
not AOS:Philosophy of Language0.09
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
19.2%(171/889)
80.7%(718/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.005
not AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.084
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
21.2%(189/889)
78.7%(700/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.01
AOS:Applied Ethics0.075
Applied Ethics not Applied Ethics
Rawls
11.9%(5/42)
88%(37/42)
not Rawls
4.2%(38/889)
95.7%(851/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.022
not AOS:Epistemology0.071
Epistemology not Epistemology
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
17.7%(158/889)
82.2%(731/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.03
xian:Quine0.067
Quine not Quine
Rawls
14.2%(6/42)
85.7%(36/42)
not Rawls
6.1%(55/889)
93.8%(834/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.04
xian:Marx0.062
Marx not Marx
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
1.2%(11/889)
98.7%(878/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.058
not xian:Frege0.061
Frege not Frege
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
7.8%(70/889)
92.1%(819/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.062
not xian:Russell0.057
Russell not Russell
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
6.8%(61/889)
93.1%(828/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
not AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.055
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
10.4%(93/889)
89.5%(796/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093
not AOS:Logic and Philosophy of Logic0.054
Logic and Philosophy of Logic not Logic and Philosophy of Logic
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
10.2%(91/889)
89.7%(798/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not xian:Davidson0.051
Davidson not Davidson
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
5.5%(49/889)
94.4%(840/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.119
xian:Hegel0.05
Hegel not Hegel
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
1.5%(14/889)
98.4%(875/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127
not AOS:Philosophy of Religion0.05
Philosophy of Religion not Philosophy of Religion
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
5.2%(47/889)
94.7%(842/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
year_of_birth-0.075
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
Rawls
30.7%(12/39)
69.2%(27/39)
not Rawls
51.2%(426/831)
48.7%(405/831)
Response pairs: 870   p-value: 0.026
nationality_region:United States0.068
United States not United States
Rawls
66.6%(28/42)
33.3%(14/42)
not Rawls
50.1%(446/889)
49.8%(443/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.038
not phd_region:United Kingdom0.066
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
12.9%(115/889)
87%(774/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.044
affil:region:United States0.056
United States not United States
Rawls
73.8%(31/42)
26.1%(11/42)
not Rawls
60.5%(538/889)
39.4%(351/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
not nationality_region:Australasia0.052
Australasia not Australasia
Rawls
~2.3%(~1/42)
~97.6%(~41/42)
not Rawls
5.8%(52/889)
94.1%(837/889)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
year_of_phd-0.052
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Rawls
39.2%(11/28)
60.7%(17/28)
not Rawls
50.8%(352/692)
49.1%(340/692)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.163