Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Differences in traditionalism

As a follow-up to the last post, here are the mean traditionalism scores by race/ethnicity (sample size = 3,725):

Mean traditionalism score

Amerindian 9.11
Black 9.00
Norwegian 8.65
Asian Indian 8.64
German 8.52
French 8.46
Scottish 8.44
Mexican 8.43
Irish 8.34
English 8.14
Polish 8.06
Italian 7.88
Swedish 7.66
Jewish 6.88

The gap between Amerindians and Jews is one full standard deviation--a very large difference.

Heritability for traditionalism is about .6.


  1. Swedes and Jews are coupled at the extreme opposite Norwegians, not only in traditionalism, but in your aggression rank ordering.

    Are both rank orderings derived from MIDUS?

  2. Anonymous7:01 AM

    The heritability, is that for a twin study, or just a normal kid and their parent?

  3. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Is the Amerindian just North American or does it include any Amerindian?

  4. Jim: Yes, both are from MIDUS.

    Anon: Twin study.

    Anon II: Any Amerindian.

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