Socio-cultural values are risk factors for COVID-19-related mortality

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 56(2-3) Sage Journals Published In Pages: 150-184
By Endress, Ansgar D.


Socio-cultural values of countries predict COVID-19 mortality rates.


The author shows that weaker endorsement of freedom of speech, greater endorsement of maintenance of order, and greater confidence in major companies all predict a decrease COVID-19 mortality rates. However, there is some variability in this depending on the period of time that is being examined, and the income of the country involved.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Linear and k-nearest neighbor modelsSupportedRanges from p<.1 to p<.01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN