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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and survey responses from security officers and bartenders in experiment 3

From: When experience does not promote expertise: security professionals fail to detect low prevalence fake IDs

  Security Bartender
Total 317 202
Ethnicity
Black/African-American 26 24
Hispanic/Latino 11 14
White/Caucasian 248 137
Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander 13 10
Other/chose not to respond 19 18
Mean (SD) age 41.74 (12.12) 36.94 (10.28)
Self-reported gender
Female 123 109
Male 194 93
Security field
Airport security 21 -
Border patrol officer 17 -
Police officer 120 -
Security guard 151 -
Other 7 -
Years working
 < 1 27 38
1 to 5 77 82
5 to 10 75 57
 > 10 138 26
Mean (SD) 10.36 (8.83) 6.57 (6.67)
Typical work shift length
Mean (SD) 9.10 (2.29) 8.19 (2.20)
Screens IDs as current job duty 239 164
Mean (SD) years in this position 8.17 (8.06) 5.27 (5.18)
Mean (SD) minutes screening IDs in work shift 212.06 (250.99) 252.56 (294.39)
Received training 83 52
Mean (SD) days training 8.75 (9.50) 2.18 (4.92)
Undergoes practice sessions 70 43
Receives feedback on ID screening 55 42
ID screening media (select all that apply)
Person-to-photograph 217 140
Photograph-to-photograph 80 44
Video-to-person 70 24
Video-to-photograph 54 24
Person-to-person 64 21
Uses digital aids 35 27
  1. “SD” refers to standard deviation of the mean