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Table 4 Determinants of opinion on the existing amount of government regulations on the environment (too little, right amount, too much)

From: Public response to the 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia: knowledge, opinions and behaviours

Independent Variables Single Predictor Models Multiple Negative Binomial Regression Models
OR (95 % C.I.) Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Living in the affected counties 3.4 [1.5–5] 2.8 [1.7–4.6] 2.9 [1.7–4.7] 2.6 [1.5–4.5]
Gender 1.8 [1.1–2.9] 1.9 [1.2–2.9] 1.8 [1.2–2.9] 1.9 [1.2–2.9]
Income
$15,000–$34,999 vs < $15,000 0.3 [0.2–1.6] 0.5 [0.2–1.3] 0.4 [0.2–1.1] 0.4 [0.2–1.1]
$35,000–$59,999 vs < $15,000 0.6 [0.3–1.5] 0.8 [0.3–1.8] 0.7 [0.3–1.6] 0.7 [0.3–1.6]
$60,000–$100,000 vs < $15,000 0.5 [0.2–1.3] 0.6 [0.3–1.4] 0.6 [0.2–1.3] 0.5 [0.2–1.2]
>$100,000 vs < $15,000 0.4 [0.2–1.1] 0.4 [0.2–1] 0.4 [0.2–1] 0.4 [0.2–1.1]
Timing of information 0.7 [0.4–1.2]   0.7 [0.4–1.2] 0.8 [0.5–1.3]
Risk perception
•Somewhat likely versus unlikely or very unlikely 2.7 [1.2–6.1]   1.8 [0.9–3.6] 1.9 [0.9–4.2]
•Very likely versus unlikely or very unlikely 2.4 [1.1–5]   2.1 [1–4.2] 2.4 [1.2–5.1]
Trust in government 0.7 [0.4–1.1]    0.8 [0.5–1.4]
Knowledge of recommended behaviors 1.1 [0.7–1.8]    1 [0.6–1.6]