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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants in the COVID-19 online survey, n = 6391

From: Social media as a recruitment platform for a nationwide online survey of COVID-19 knowledge, beliefs, and practices in the United States: methodology and feasibility analysis

VariableTotal, n (%)
Sex
 Female3688 (57.7)
 Male2633 (41.2)
 Other/No disclosure70 (1.1)
Age group (years)
 18–29595 (9.3)
 30–391038 (16.2)
 40–491177 (18.4)
 50–591758 (27.5)
 60–691409 (22.0)
 70–79381 (6.0)
 80+33 (0.5)
Race/ethnicity*
 Non-Hispanic Black37 (0.7)
 Non-Hispanic White4613 (92.3)
 Asian/Pacific Islander51 (1.0)
 Hispanic/Latinx145 (2.9)
 Native American or American Indian50 (1.0)
 Interracial, Mixed race, or Other102 (2.0)
Region*
 Northeast1278 (25.6)
 Midwest1490 (29.8)
 South1475 (29.5)
 West754 (15.1)
 Puerto Rico1 (0.02)
Residence type*
 Rural1710 (34.2)
 Suburban2433 (48.7)
 Urban855 (17.1)
Employment status*
 Employed2736 (54.7)
 Unpaid work (e.g., homemaker, eldercare, childcare)209 (4.2)
 Self-employed403 (8.1)
 Out of work and looking for work156 (3.1)
 Out of work but not currently looking for work155 (3.1)
 Student126 (2.5)
 Retired957 (19.1)
 Unable to work256 (5.1)
Work in healthcare/clinical setting*
 Yes772 (15.4)
 No4226 (84.6)
Children under 18*
 Yes1545 (30.9)
 No3453 (69.1)
Educational attainment*
 High School or below785 (15.7)
 Some college1711 (34.2)
 Bachelor’s degree1376 (27.5)
 Masters/Professional degree or above1126 (22.5)
Political affiliation
 Democrat1684 (33.7)
 Republican1282 (25.7)
 Other940 (18.8)
 Prefer not to disclose1092 (21.8)
  1. *n = 4998 as n = 1393 (21.8%) respondents submitted incomplete surveys
  2. Percentages presented excluded participants with missing responses from denominators. Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding