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Table 1 Correlation coefficients and p values (only p values < 0.05 are shown) after Spearman’s rank order between sociodemographic ordinal variables and opinion ordinal variables

From: Acceptability of genetically engineered algae biofuels in Europe: opinions of experts and stakeholders

Sociodemographic ordinal variablesOpinion ordinal variablesSpearman’s rank order coefficientp value
AgeExpected benefits of GE algae biofuel compared to established biofuels
Less environmental impact− 0.170.025
Reduced GHG emissions and climate change− 0.190.023
Educational levelExpected benefits of GE algae biofuel compared to established biofuels
Less environmental impact0.020.044
Reduced GHG emissions and climate change− 0.030.001
New rural jobs0.060.040
Expected benefits of GE algae biofuel compared to natural strains
Require less energy− 0.030.021