In policy scenarios, correlations between pairs of sets of the 131 coefficients are lower—although still reasonably high—and range from 0.60 (liberals vs. conservatives) to 0.81 (more vs. less religious). Using the same method as above. Women rank higher: “people being good, moral people…” [women 1, men 35, cr = 0.50]. Men rank higher: “people getting the rewards and punishments they deserve” [men 5, women 75, cr = 0.58]. Liberals rank higher: the condition of animals, nature, and the environment [li. 1, co. 113, cr = 0.27]. Conservatives rank higher: “people’s ability to have and raise children” [co. 8, li. 111, cr = 0.33]. Older rank higher: being treated with dignity and respect [older 6, younger 76, cr = 0.53].
by Daniel J. Benjamin, Ori Heffetz, Miles S. Kimball and Nichole Szembrot
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) www.NBER.org
NBER Working Paper No. 18374; Issued in September 2012