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Cultural World Map

I can’t speak for the methodology or validity under scrutiny of the chart above, but I love these sorts of classifications and mappings.

Inglehart-Welzel Cultural Map of the World
(Ronald Inglehart, World Values Survey)

This map reflects the fact that a large number of basic values are closely correlated; they can be depicted in just major two dimensions of cross-cultural variation.

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.

(via StrangeMaps)

There are a lot of additional charts here as well.

This reminds me very much of the Nolan Chart and other similar charts and classifications except applied at a national scale rather than an individual scale.

Anyway, very cool map. I like it.

I’m thinking though this might mean that I should move to Sweden.