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Table 2 Public’s perceptions of the motivations of the authorities in prompting vaccination and gas mask acquisition (N = 2018)

From: Analysis of public responses to preparedness policies: the cases of H1N1 influenza vaccination and gas mask distribution

Attitude towards authorities H1N1 vaccine Gas masks Perceived reasons for launching campaign H1N1 vaccine Gas masks
% n %n n n
Trust – Serving public interests a 62.9% 1269 64.4% 1299    
    1) Authorities forecasted outbreak/attack and wanted to protect us 615 457
    2) Authorities were uncertain yet wanted to protect us 654 842
Distrust – Serving other interests b 30.4% 614 25.7% 519    
    3) Authorities were uncertain and wanted to be covered 407 356
    4) Authorities were influenced by ulterior interests 112 258
Not defined 6.7% 135 9.9% 200 No response 135 200
  1. a Defined as choosing answers 1 or 2.
  2. b Defined as choosing answers 3 or 4.