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Table 2 Attitudes toward cannabis in adult athletes by cluster membership. [Data as N (%)]

From: Attitudes about cannabis mediate the relationship between cannabis knowledge and use in active adult athletes

Attitude questionResponseConservative (n = 374)Unsure (n = 533)Liberal (n = 254)
Do you think marijuana is addictive?±Yes228 (61)125 (23.5)0 (0)
No43 (11.5)221 (41.5)254 (100)
Unsure103 (27.5)187 (35.1)0 (0)
Do you think marijuana is damaging to the brain? ±Yes285 (76.2)131 (24.6)0 (0)
No17 (4.5)112 (21)254 (100)
Unsure72 (19.3)290 (54.4)0 (0)
Do you think consuming edible marijuana is safer than smoking it? ±Yes100 (26.7)324 (60.8)150 (59.1)
No137 (36.6)62 (11.6)56 (22.0)
Unsure137 (36.6)147 (27.6)48 (18.9)
Do you think marijuana is less harmful to your health than alcohol? ±Yes38 (10.2)373 (70)235 (92.5)
No198 (52.9)12 (2.3)9 (3.5)
Unsure138 (36.9)148 (27.8)10 (3.9)
Do you think marijuana is less harmful to your health than tobacco? ±Yes77 (20.6)452 (84.8)240 (94.5)
No179 (47.9)8 (1.5)8 (3.1)
Unsure118 (31.6)73 (13.7)6 (2.4)
Do you think legalizing marijuana makes it seem safer? ±Yes176 (47.1)400 (75)202 (79.5)
No142 (38)82 (15.4)39 (15.4)
Unsure56 (15.0)51 (9.6)13 (5.1)
Do you think marijuana can be beneficial for people with certain medical conditions? ±Yes297 (79.4)524 (98.3)254 (100)
No18 (4.8)0 (0)0 (0)
Unsure59 (15.8)9 (1.7)0 (0)
Do you think legalizing marijuana makes it more socially acceptable? ±Yes255 (68.2)487 (91.4)246 (96.9)
No81 (21.7)23 (4.3)5 (2.0)
Unsure38 (10.2)23 (4.3)3 (1.2)
Do you support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes? ±Yes265 (70.9)529 (99.2)254 (100)
No46 (12.3)1 (0.2)0 (0)
Unsure63 (16.8)3 (0.6)0 (0)
Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? ±Yes64 (17.1)388 (72.8)249 (98)
No248 (66.3)45 (8.4)4 (1.6)
Unsure62 (16.6)100 (18.8)1 (0.4)
Do you think athletes who use marijuana are doping? ±Yes181 (48.4)47 (8.8)5 (2)
No103 (27.5)383 (71.9)231 (90.9)
Unsure90 (24.1)103 (19.3)18 (7.1)
Comparisons of Column Proportionsb
 TwoStep Cluster Number
ConservativeUnsureLiberal
(A)(B)(C)
Do you think marijuana is addictive?YesB .a
No A.a
Unsure A.a
Do you think marijuana is damaging to the brain?YesB .a
No A.a
Unsure A.a
Do you think consuming edible marijuana is safer than smoking it?Yes AA
NoB C B
UnsureB CC 
Do you think marijuana is less harmful to your health than alcohol?Yes AA B
NoB C  
UnsureB CC 
Do you think marijuana is less harmful to your health than tobacco?Yes AA B
NoB C  
UnsureB CC 
Do you think legalizing marijuana makes it seem safer?Yes AA
NoB C  
UnsureB C  
Do you think marijuana can be beneficial for people with certain medical conditions?Yes A.a
No .a.a
UnsureB .a
Do you think legalizing marijuana makes it more socially acceptable?Yes AA B
NoB C  
UnsureB C  
Do you support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes?Yes A.a
NoB .a
UnsureB .a
Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?Yes AA B
NoB CC 
UnsureCC 
Do you think athletes who use marijuana are doping?YesB CC 
No AA B
UnsureCC 
  1. Results are based on two-sided tests. For each significant pair, the key of the category with the smaller column proportion appears in the category with the larger column proportion
  2. Significance level for upper case letters (A, B, C): .05
  3. a. This category is not used in comparisons because its column proportion is equal to zero or one
  4. b. Tests are adjusted for all pairwise comparisons within a row of each innermost sub-table using the Bonferroni correction
  5. Chi-square p-values: ±p < 0.001