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Table 1 Hypotheses on relationship between trust, perceived policy responsiveness and other variables

From: Trust in Government Actions During the COVID-19 Crisis

  Perceived policy responsiveness:
  Too extreme Insufficient Government trust
Perceived responsiveness
Too extreme    − (−*)
Insufficient    − (−*)
Truster
Education −(−*) \(+\) (/) ± (\(+\)*)
Media freedom \(+\) (\(+\)*) + (\(+\)*) ± (−*)
Conspiracy beliefs \(+\) (\(+\)*) (/)  
Trustee
Government effectiveness \(+\) (\(+\)*) − (−*) \(+\) (\(+\)*)
Current stringency \(+\) (/) − (−*)  
Average stringency + (\(+\)*) − (/)  
COVID-19 deaths − (/) \(+\) (\(+\)*)  
  1. ± designates cases in which both directions could be predicted by theory. The empirical relationship is presented in the bracket, where one star (*) represents a significant relationship at .05 level. Slash (/) represents no significant relationship