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Table 1 Responses to true and fabricated stories, including proportion of participants who endorsed each response option and mean truthfulness rating for each story

From: Individual differences in susceptibility to false memories for COVID-19 fake news

Response Fabricated stories
Chilli peppers Coffee COVID-19 vaccine Contact-tracing app
I have a clear memory of seeing/hearing about this 30 (1.61%) 57 (3.09%) 46 (2.49%) 193 (10.36%)
I have a vague memory of this event occurring 85 (4.56%) 138 (7.49%) 125 (6.77%) 282 (15.14%)
I don’t have a memory of this, but it feels familiar 88 (4.73%) 114 (6.19%) 182 (9.85%) 172 (9.23%)
I remember this differently 17 (0.91%) 12 (0.65%) 29 (1.57%) 93 (4.99%)
I don't remember this 1642 (88.18%) 1522 (82.58%) 1465 (79.32%) 1123 (60.28%)
Average truthfulness rating [mean (SD)] 15.62 (21.54) 19.20 (24.50) 26.79 (28.09) 60.24 (34.97)
Total N 1862 1843 1847 1863
  True stories
Vitamin D Conor McGregor Mary Lou McDonald Sweden
I have a clear memory of seeing/hearing about this 1295 (34.83%) 943 (25.17%) 1701 (45.85%) 2836 (76.61%)
I have a vague memory of this event occurring 888 (23.88%) 908 (24.24%) 823 (22.18%) 540 (14.59%)
I don’t have a memory of this, but it feels familiar 369 (9.92%) 290 (7.83%) 252 (6.79%) 115 (3.11%)
I remember this differently 319 (8.58%) 172 (4.65%) 270 (7.28%) 103 (2.78%)
I don't remember this 847 (22.61%) 1390 (37.54%) 664 (17.90%) 108 (2.92%)
Average truthfulness rating [mean (SD)] 60.94 (34.31) 51.03 (38.68) 70.77 (32.60) 87.49 (20.55)
Total N 3718 3703 3710 3702