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What an interesting survey.

From the website:

The World Values Surveys were designed to provide a comprehensive measurement of all major areas of human concern, from religion to politics to economic and social life and two dimensions dominate the picture: (1) Traditional/ Secular-rational and (2) Survival/Self-expression values. These two dimensions explain more than 70 percent of the cross-national variance in a factor analysis of ten indicators-and each of these dimensions is strongly correlated with scores of other important orientations.

After a few minutes looking at this, I’d say in theory that I’d like to be in the top-right hand corner- high on self-expression, low on religion.

Is it coincidence that these seem to be the countries where the suicide rate is high? Discuss.

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