The World Values Survey is a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life
Note: Lower places on the map have more Traditional values; higher have “Secular-Rational” values.
The USA is more traditional than all Protestant and Catholic Europe and only 3 English-speaking countries are more traditional.
If you are knowledgeable regarding the Roman Catholic Church globally you won’t be surprised by how traditional African and Latin societies are compared to Catholic Europe and the USA.
Note: The Survival-oriented values of places to the left are, let’s say, indicative of the base of Maslow's hierarchy of needs; the Self-Expressive values on the right have to be affordable.
Again, the USA is more survival-oriented than much of the Self-Expressive “1st World”.
It’s fascinating to watch this over and over again, focusing on a group or a country. (Apparently, Thailand is at the center of the values universe.) Enjoy.
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