Table 2

Results of regressions predicting preventive behaviours and risky behaviours

Preventive BehavioursRisky Behaviours
Model 1Model 2Model 1Model 2
n=4863n=4863n=4841n=4841
Media preference—reference: Trust CNN More
 Have equal or no preferences−0.126* −0.0520.109* 0.094
 Trust Fox News More−0.163**−0.1050.129* 0.121*
Survey wave—reference: Wave 2: 4/1–4/29
 Wave 1: 3/10–3/31−1.685***−1.686***
 Wave 3: 4/15–5/120.0760.0760.0440.043
 Wave 4: 4/29–5/260.0760.0770.226***0.226***
 Wave 5: 5/13–6/9−0.081−0.0800.511***0.510***
Media preference ×wave
 Have equal or no preferences
  ×Wave 1−0.089−0.089
  ×Wave 30.0150.0130.0740.075
  ×Wave 4−0.112* −0.111* 0.0660.067
  ×Wave 5−0.132* −0.134* 0.0560.057
 Trust fox news more
  ×Wave 1−0.194* −0.193*
  ×Wave 3−0.102−0.1020.115* 0.116*
  ×Wave 4−0.301***−0.302***0.231***0.233***
  ×Wave 5−0.505***−0.506***0.312***0.314***
Age groups—reference: aged 18–44
 Aged 45–640.251***0.227***−0.155***−0.156***
 Aged 65 and above0.365***0.328***−0.207***−0.209***
Male−0.173***−0.154***0.099**0.088*
Racial/ethnic groups—reference: Non-Hispanic white
 Non-Hispanic black0.286***0.218***−0.068−0.082
 Hispanic0.423***0.377***−0.033−0.023
 Non-Hispanic Asian0.428***0.363***−0.306***−0.316***
 Non-Hispanic others0.026−0.0070.1610.156
Education level—reference: high school and less
 Some college0.094* 0.0680.0020.021
 College and higher0.192***0.144**−0.098* −0.068
Household income—reference: less than US$30 000
 US$30 000–US$59 9990.0650.0620.0400.044
 US$60 000–US$99 9990.0310.0170.0870.098
 US$100 000 or more0.1060.0940.0640.073
Working status—reference: have a job and can work from home
 Have a job and cannot work from home−0.139**−0.131**0.141**0.139**
 Have no job−0.024−0.017−0.126* −0.121*
Self-reported access to professional information sources0.110***−0.060***
Diversity of information sources0.033***0.013*
Constant3.796***3.319***0.878***0.951***
R-square0.2890.3170.0760.082
  • Model 1 controls for age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, household income, and working status. Model 2 controls for diversity of information sources and professional information sources in addition to model 1. CIs are shown in online supplemental material, table 2.

  • *P<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001 (two-sided t-test).