Do most developed nations have strong uncertainty avoidance?

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Uncertainty avoidance is the extent to which nations are averse to situations that are new, different from the norm and which may force a level of change in the way people think, and do things. This refers to philosophical arguments, religious practices and in general to the objectives of life and ways to attain them.

Nations with high uncertainty avoidance create strict rules and regulations in all areas of social interaction that affects the lives of their citizens in any way. The general attitude with a high level of uncertainty avoidance is

There can only be one Truth and we have it

There is no correlation between the level of uncertainty avoidance and how developed a nation is. For example, in an uncertainty avoidance index created to quantify the same, Japan is one of the leading nations with a score of 92, France has a score of 86 while the score given to the US is 46 and the UK has one of the lowest scores of just 35.