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Table 5 Perception of trust in trust actor, by stakeholder group

From: Perceptions of risk from nanotechnologies and trust in stakeholders: a cross sectional study of public, academic, government and business attitudes

   Public Academic Government Business
Actor Trust n^ % 95% LCI 95% UCI n % 95% LCI 95% UCI n % 95% LCI 95% UCI n % 95% LCI 95% UCI
Health Department Low 398 29.1 26.0 32.2 39 13.1 9.3 17.0 2 10.5 0.0 24.7 3 15.0 0.0 31.1
Moderate 644 46.2 42.8 49.6 124 41.8 36.1 47.4 7 36.8 14.5 59.1 9 45.0 22.6 67.4
High 297 24.7 21.7 27.7 134 45.1 39.4 50.8 10 52.6 29.5 75.7 8 40.0 18.0 62.0
Scientists Low 322 23.7 20.8 26.6 28 9.4 6.1 12.8 1 5.3 0.0 15.6 1 5.0 0.0 14.8
Moderate 614 44.3 40.9 47.7 101 34.0 28.6 39.4 4 21.1 2.2 39.9 8 40.0 18.0 62.0
High 400 32.0 28.8 35.2 168 56.6 50.9 62.2 14 73.7 53.3 94.0 11 55.0 32.6 77.4
Journalists Low 778 56.4 53.0 59.8 176 59.9 54.2 65.5 12 66.7 44.2 89.1 7 85.0 68.9 100.0
Moderate 484 37.9 34.6 41.2 96 32.7 27.3 38.0 4 22.2 2.4 42.0 2 10.0 0.0 23.5
High 76 5.7 4.1 7.2 22 7.5 4.5 10.5 2 11.1 0.0 26.1 1 5.0 0.0 14.8
Politicians Low 1019 74.9 71.8 77.9 191 64.7 59.3 70.2 9 47.4 24.3 70.5 18 85.7 70.4 100.0
Moderate 288 22.5 19.6 25.5 89 30.2 24.9 35.4 6 31.6 10.1 53.1 3 14.3 0.0 29.6
High 31 2.6 1.4 3.8 15 5.1 2.6 7.6 4 21.1 2.2 39.9 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  1. ^n = number of respondents (don’t know/refused removed).