Table 3 

Correlations (Spearman, two-tailed) for socio-demographic characteristics and public stigma towards PWP 
(Study 1, N in brackets)

RWA right wing authoritarianism, Edu. educational level, Parent, parental status (whether or not someone has children younger than 14), Residency residency in smaller vs. larger city (less or more than 100,000 inhabitants), Control, controllability, Danger, dangerousness, child. & ado. children and adolescents

*p<.05; **p< .01

Scale Age Gender RWA Edu. Parent. Residency Control. Danger
for ch. 
& ado.
Danger
for 
adults
Frear Pity Anger Soc.
dist.

Age

1.00 (854)

                       

Gender

.01 
(853)

1.00 
(853)

                     

RWA

-.01 (838)

-.00 (837)

1.00 
(838)

                   

Edu.

-.16** 
(845)

-.01 
(844)

-.29** 
(831)

1.00 
(845)

                 

Parent.

.029 
(824)

-.03 
(823)

-.00 
(808)

-.06 
(815)

1.00 
(824)

             

Residency

-.13** 
(848)

-.02 
(847)

-.05 
(832)

.034 
(839)

-.01 
(818)

1.00 
(848)

             

Control.

-.02 
(837)

-.02 
(836)

.33** 
(822)

-.13** 
(830)

.06 
(809)

-.04 
(831)

1.00 
(837)

           

Danger, for child. & ado.

.11** 
(849)

.16** 
(848)

.24** 
(835)

-.12** 
(841)

.03 
(819)

-.02 
(843)

.21** 
(833)

1.00 
(849)

         

Danger, for adults

-.08* 
(848)

.08* 
(847)

.33** 
(835)

.14**
(840)

.06 
(818)

-.04 
(842)

.29** 
(832)

.43** 
(848)

1.00 
(848)

       

Fear

.06 
(824)

.25** 
(823)

.17** 
(810)

-.10** 
(817)

.12** 
(796)

-.07 
(819)

.10** 
(808)

.28** 
(823)

.26** 
(822)

1.00 
(824)

     

Pity

.12** 
(830)

-.02 
(829)

-.17**
(818)

.12** 
(823)

-.04 
(801)

-.00 
(825)

-.28** 
(814)

.16***
(830)

.11**
(830)

.044 
(817)

1.00 
(830)

   

Anger

.034 
(837)

.16** 
(836)

.27** 
(825)

-.15** 
(830)

.00 
(807)

-.05 
(831)

.27** 
(821)

.38** 
(837)

.28** 
(837)

.28**
(819)

-.22**
(823)

1.00 
(837)

 

Social distance

-.17** 
(833)

.020 
(832)

.38** 
(822)

-.20** 
(825)

.09** 
(803)

-.04 
(828)

.29** 
(817)

.30** 
(833)

.31** 
(833)

.16**
(807)

-.35**
(817)

.44**
(823)

1.00
(833)