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Table 3 Linear Regression for the Outcomes Negative Attitudes, Blame and Social Distance, unstandardized Beta Coefficients and 95% Confidence Intervals

From: Changing attitudes towards obesity – results from a survey experiment

  Outcome negative attitudes Outcome blame Outcome social distance
  Cause induced by vignette Cause according to personal belief Cause induced by vignette Cause according; to personal belief Cause induced by vignette Cause according to personal belief
  b CI b CI b CI b CI b CI b CI
Age −0.008* −0.014; −0.002 −0.008** −0.014; −0.002 −0.002 −0.006; 0.003 −0.002 −0.006; 0.003 0.002 −0.003; 0.007 0.001 −0.004; 0.006
Gender (ref Male) −0.285** −0.457; −0.113 −0.260** −0.430; −0.090 −0.307*** −0.449; −0.165 −0.259*** −0.393; −0.125 −0.325*** −0.472; −0.178 −0.230*** −0.448; −0.152
Education
 No or below HS (ref.)
  HS/some college 0.030 −0.444; 0.503 0.063 −.0404; 0.530 −0.089 −0.461; 0.283 −0.046 −0.397; 0.304 0.136 −0.250; 0.522 0.125 −0.261; 0.511
  College or higher 0.150 −0.321; 0.621 0.187 −0.279; 0.652 −0.082 −0.452; 0.288 −0.037 −0.386; 0.312 0.093 −0.291; 0.477 0.095 −0.290; 0.479
Cause
 Genetic (ref.)
  Social environmental 0.029 −0.178; 0.236 0.210 −0.109; 0.528 0.004 −0.166; 0.174 −0.097 −0.154; 0.347 −0.086 −0.262; 0.091 0.049 −0.227; 0.325
  Individual behavior 0.109 −0.098; 0.317 0.374** 0.132; 0.617 0.163 −0.008; 0.334 0.597*** 0.408; 0.787 −0.183* −0.361; −0.006 0.163 −0.457; 0.373
Constant 4.527***   4.242***   2.766***   2.309***   1.681***   1.478***  
 R2 0.052   0.074   0.057   0.163   0.058   0.054  
 N 381   380   398   397   398   397  
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001