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Table 1 Demographic distributions of respondents from public and policy maker surveys (Dec. 2010)

From: Do health policy advisors know what the public wants? An empirical comparison of how health policy advisors assess public preferences regarding smoke-free air, and what the public actually prefers

Variable Category Health policy advisor Public
Sex (P = .6816) Male 52.9% 49.3%
  Female 47.1% 50.7%
Religion (p = .0315) Jewish 96.1% 83.1%
  Other (Muslim, Druze, Christian, not specified) 2.9% 16.9%
Education ( P < .0001) Up to 12 0.0% 47.7%
  Matriculation Certificate 0.0% 6.0%
  College/Seminary 0.0% 13.6%
  Academic 100% 32.7%
Family Financial Status (P < .0001) Very high 3.0% 4.1%
  High 69.7% 17.6%
  Medium 27.3% 62.4%
  Low 0.0% 12.1%
  Very low 0.0% 3.9%
Smoking Status (P = .0380) Daily smoker 0% 17.9%
  Occasional smoker 8.8% 4.4%
  Former smoker 35.3% 26.9%
  Never smoker 55.9% 50.8%