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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Misinformation about COVID-19: evidence for differential latent profiles and a strong association with trust in science

  Total Sample (n=660)
n (%)/mean (SD)
Sex
 Male 408 (61.82)
 Female 246 (37.27)
 Non-Binary/Transgender 6 (0.90)
Race/ethnicity
 White 399 (60.45)
 Black 68 (10.30)
 Hispanic 121 (18.33)
 Asian 57 (8.64)
 Others 15 (2.27)
Age 24.80 (11.94)
Education Levela
 Less than High School 1 (0.15)
 High School or GED 109 (16.54)
 Associate Degree 72 (10.93)
 Bachelor 335 (50.83)
 Master 122 (18.51)
 Doctoral /Professional 20 (3.03)
Political orientation 4.81 (3.13)
Religious commitment 4.82 (3.78)
Trust in science 3.65 (0.71)
Believability of COVID-19 Narratives
 5G Narrative 1.94 (1.72)
 Zoonotic Narrative 5.56 (1.64)
 Gates Vaccine Narrative 2.27 (1.88)
 Laboratory Narrative 3.28 (2.00)
 Liberty Restriction Narrative 2.96 (2.04)
  1. GED General Education Development Test or General Education Diploma, SD Standard deviation
  2. a Education level was treated as a continuous variable in later analyses