Table 2. Dependent Measure of Attitude Towards Person in Scenario
Instructions, Scale, and Questions
Instructions: Based on the fictitious scenario you just read, please respond to the following questions honestly by clicking on the response that indicates your opinion.
Please use the following scale:
SA = Strongly agree
A = Agree
2. I would feel safe in the described situation.
*3. I would consider relocating if in the described situation.
*4. I would worry about others in my life if in the described situation.
5. I would try to keep an open mind about the described situation.
6. I would encourage others to give this new person a chance.
7. I would help this person transition into their new situation.
8. I would welcome this person into their new situation.
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