Thanks for the response.

For example, compare Westernised societies such as Canada, Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Japan, that you would admit more closely resemble the US than Venezuela — and your correlation would change significantly

I can totally understand why you would think this, because that’s definitely the predominant narrative. But when you do the exercise, you find out that doesn’t correlate at all either. The first third of this article contains that analysis:

An excerpt:

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