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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for each candidate variable and correlations with support toward NEPs and SIFs (n = 899)

From: Correlates of public support toward federal funding for harm reduction strategies

Variable 1 2 M SD
1. NSPs policya --   3.29 .93
2. SIFs policya .53*** -- 2.69 1.07
3. Pol. Ideologyb .41*** .38*** .87 1.66
4. Gender −.06 −.05   
5. Age .15*** .16*** 38.97 13.65
6. Race −.09* −.00   
7. Education .22*** .15***   
7. PDSc −.34*** −.27*** 3.62 .93
8. SDSd −.26*** −.28*** 3.08 .53
9. Help/punishmente −.38*** −.31*** 2.39 1.61
10. Religiosity −.21*** −.17*** 2.06 1.02
  1. aNSPs and SIFs policy = policy question assessing participants’ support toward allocating government funds to Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) and Safe Injection Facilities (SIFs), respectively. bPol. Ideology = political ideology. cPDS = Perceived Dangerousness Scale. dSDS = Social Distance Scale. eHelp/punishment = semantic differential question assessing participants’ view whether IDUs need help vs. punishment. Gender was coded as 0 = men and 1 = women. Also, given that majority of our participants identified as White or Caucasian (69.9 %) we recoded our Race variable to: 0 = White and 1 = everyone else. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001