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Table 4 Linear Regression for the Outcomes Negative Attitudes, Blame and Social Distance including neutral vignette, unstandardized Beta Coefficients and 95% Confidence Intervals

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

  Negative attitudes Blame Social distance
  b CI b CI b CI
Age −0.007* −0.011; −0.002 −0.002 −0.006; 0.002 0.002 −0.002; 0.006
Gender (ref. male) −0.272** −0.421;
−0.123
−0.315*** −0.436;
−0.194
−0.313*** −0.440;
−0.189
Education
 No or below HS (ref.)
 HS/some college −0.108 −0.513; 0.296 −0.177 −0.488; 0.134 0.074 −0.252; 0.400
 College or higher 0.105 −0.297; 0.507 −0.186 −0.495; 0.123 0.075 −0.249; 0.400
Cause
 Neutral vignette (ref.)
 Social environmental 0.052 −0.152; 0.256 −0.118 −0.282; 0.046 −0.010 −0.182; 0.162
 Individual behavior 0.138 −0.066; 0.343 0.043 −0.122; 0.207 −0.105 −0.278; 0.068
 Genetic causes 0.023 −0.183; 0.229 −0.121 −0.287; 0.045 0.075 −0.100; 0.249
Constant 4.545***   2.891***   1.689***  
 R2 0.059   0.060   0.052  
 N 514   539   538  
  1. * p <0.05, ** p <0.01, *** p <0.001