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 predict mortality from other causes besides COVID-19.


The author seeks to show that the socio-cultural values that predict increased COVID-19 mortality are different than those that predict mortality in general. This analysis ends up showing that a reduction in environmental mortality is associated with post-materialism, endorsement of political participation, gender equality and social tolerance, increased self-direction, and greater freedom of speech. As a result, it is shown that values that are associated with increased COVID-19 mortality are conversely associated with diminished environmental mortality.


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