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Free Content Determinants of the production of heavy metal music

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This study examines 55 independent variables to determine which ones relate to the formation of heavy metal bands. Certain demographic and economic factors can be identified through multi-variable regression analysis to be robust determinants of the number of heavy metal bands per capita in each country in 2012. The robust determinants identified in this study are: the percentage of the population that is Catholic, the percentage of the population with no religion, the latitude of the country, whether the country has a Scandinavian legal history, the number of years that the country was under Marxist rule, the percentage of the population that are males between the ages of 15 and 24, and the number of concert halls per 1 million people.

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Keywords: Marxist socialism; corruption; demographics; heavy metal music; regression analysis; religion

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Independent Scholar

Publication date: October 1, 2014

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