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Table 1 Summary statistics for selected demographic and response

From: How consumers use mandatory genetic engineering (GE) labels: evidence from Vermont

Variable Proportion
Data collection period (n = 942)
 Fall 2016 41.4%
 Spring 2017 58.6%
Gender (n = 942)
 Female 52.7%
 Male 47.3%
Age (continuous) (n = 942) 54.9
 Standard deviation 16.6
Education (n = 942)
 Less than a bachelor’s degree 49.2%
 Bachelor’s degree or more 50.8%
Income (n = 942)
 Income less than $50,000 44.7%
 Income greater than $50,000 55.3%
Hispanic/Latino (n = 923)
 Not Hispanic/Latino 98.2%
 Hispanic/Latino 1.8%
Race (n = 903)
 White 96.9%
 American Indian or Eskimo 1.3%
 Black or African American 1.0%
 Asian or Pacific Islander 0.8%
 Some other race 0.0%
In a family with children (n = 942)
 In a family with children 28.7%
 Not in a family with children 71.3%
Support of GMOs in food supply (n = 916)
 Strongly support 6.1%
 Somewhat support 15.7%
 Have no opinion 21.4%
 Somewhat oppose 24.0%
 Strongly oppose 32.8%
Identify GM (n = 942)
 Identify GM as “Transfer of genes that would not occur in nature” 55.5%
 Identify GM as “Transfer of genes that would/might occur in nature” 44.5%
Search attributes (n = 942)
 Active search 22.9%
 Passive search 47.2%
 Consults product info on front of package 52.3%
 Consults ingredient list 79.7%
 Consults nutrition information 80.8%
 Notices organic food label 59.3%
 Notices “natural” food label 51.0%