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Table 9 Percentage of students who indicated each response for use and trust of Wikipedia by time and condition (N = 230; NDPI = 136, NControl = 94)

From: Improving college students’ fact-checking strategies through lateral reading instruction in a general education civics course

  Pretest Posttest
DPI (%) Control (%) DPI (%) Control (%)
How often do you use Wikipedia to check whether you can trust information on the Internet?
 Never (1) 28.7 27.7 21.3 29.8
 Rarely (2) 26.5 30.9 22.1 22.3
 Sometimes (3) 31.6 34.0 36.8 40.4
 Often (4) 11.0 6.4 15.4 7.4
 Constantly (5) 2.2 1.1 4.4 0.0
To what extent do you agree with the statement that “people should trust information on Wikipedia”?
 Strongly disagree (1) 27.9 19.1 13.2 24.5
 Disagree (2) 27.2 38.3 35.3 29.8
 No opinion (3) 28.7 29.8 32.4 27.7
 Agree (4) 12.5 12.8 18.4 18.1
 Strongly agree (5) 3.7 0.0 0.7 0.0
  1. For each question, each column sums to 100% with slight deviations due to rounding