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Table 2 Institutional guarantees and trust in CAM

From: Determinants of public trust in complementary and alternative medicine

  Professional
association
Quality certification
mark
Degree in
CAM
Degree in conventional
medicine
Total sample (N = 871) (N = 871) (N = 872) (N = 870)
Highly increases trust 6.0% 5.3% 5.7% 27.9%
Increases trust 53.0% 48.7% 47.0% 58.4%
Neutral 39.3% 44.0% 45.6% 12.0%
Decreases trust 0.5% 0.7% 0.3% 0.6%
Highly decreases trust 1.3% 1.4% 1.3% 1.1%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
CAM non users (N = 447) (N = 446) (N = 447) (N = 446)
Highly increases trust 2.0% 2.2% 2.0% 21.5%
Increases trust 45.9% 43.3% 40.5% 61.4%
Neutral 49.0% 51.1% 54.8% 13.9%
Decreases trust 0.9% 1.1% 0.7% 0.9%
Highly decreases trust 2.2% 2.2% 2.0% 2.2%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
CAM users (N = 324) (N = 324) (N = 324) (N = 325)
Highly increases trust 11.1% 9.6% 10.8% 36.0%
Increases trust 61.4% 54.0% 53.7% 53.8%
Neutral 27.2% 35.5% 34.9% 9.8%
Decreases trust - 0.3% - 0.3%
Highly decreases trust 0.3% 0.6% 0.6% -
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%