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Table 3 Most common reasons for participants’ responses among those who would never change their preference, both before and after the non-identity problem was explained. Reasons that were significantly associated with participants never changing their preference are marked with an asterisk, and their p-values are shown

From: Is the non-identity problem relevant to public health and policy? An online survey

  Reason given, pre-explanation % responses (p-value) Reason given, post-explanation % responses (p-value)
Never prefer Contraception Contraception limits reproductive freedoms 33% Contraception limits reproductive freedoms 33%
Mosquito repellent seen as more effective 13% Mosquito repellent addresses the root cause 10%
Personal moral qualms with contraception 9% Mosquito repellent seen as more effective 10%
Personal moral qualms with contraception* 10% (p ≤ .001)
Never prefer Mosquito Repellent Contraception seen as more effective 22% Other benefits of contraception 19%
Benefits of limiting population growth* 17% (p = .009) Benefits of limiting population growth 15%
Contraception empowers women* 14% (p = .013) Contraception seen as more effective 14%
Health harms of mosquito repellent 14%