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Table 3 Descriptive statistics by four latent profiles

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

Variables Profile 1 Profile 2 Profile 3 Profile 4
(n= 463, 70.15%) (n= 54, 8.18%) (n= 77, 11.67%) (n= 66, 10.00%)
n (%)/mean (SD) n (%)/mean (SD) n (%)/mean (SD) n (%)/mean (SD)
Sex
 Male 274 (59.18) 41 (75.93) 49 (63.64) 44 (66.67)
 Female 183 (39.52) 13 (24.07) 28 (36.36) 22 (33.33)
 Binary/Trans 6 (1.30) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
Race/ethnicity***
 White 326 (70.41) 14 (25.93) 38 (49.35) 21 (31.82)
 Black 29 (6.26) 11 (20.37) 16 (20.78) 12 (18.18)
 Hispanic 47 (10.15) 27 (50.00) 16 (20.78) 31 (46.97)
 Asian 48 (10.37) 2 (3.70) 5 (6.49) 2 (3.03)
 Others 13 (2.81) 0 (0.00) 2 (2.60) 0 (0.00)
Age 24.89 (12.02) 23.98 (11.62) 25.17 (11.91) 24.42 (11.88)
Education level*** 3.70 (1.06) 4.17 (0.93) 3.83 (0.86) 4.17 (0.90)
Political orientation*** 4.17 (3.00) 6.96 (2.81) 5.22 (2.80) 7.08 (2.74)
Religious commitment*** 3.84 (3.82) 7.56 (2.44) 6.43 (2.73) 7.55 (1.92)
Trust in science*** 3.90 (0.64) 2.92 (0.42) 3.27 (0.56) 2.93 (0.38)
Believability of COVID-19 Narratives
 5G Narrative 1.00 (0.00) 6.31 (0.47) 2.32 (0.47) 4.55 (0.50)
 Zoonotic Narrative 5.76 (1.61) 5.80 (1.18) 4.59 (1.71) 5.08 (1.58)
 Gates Vaccine Narrative 1.43 (1.06) 5.11 (1.73) 3.01 (1.56) 4.95 (1.62)
 Laboratory Narrative 2.70 (1.83) 5.52 (1.61) 3.79 (1.59) 4.89 (1.49)
 Liberty Restriction Narrative 2.28 (1.67) 5.41 (1.78) 3.55 (1.78) 5.11 (1.66)
  1. n = 660
  2. SD Standard deviation