Data from: Effect of Source on Trust of Pulse Nutrition Information and Perceived Likelihood of Following Dietary Guidance
The purpose of the present study was to examine how information source (control—no source, USDA, fictitious hospital, or fictitious social media) impacts perceptions of diet information. Participants included 943 American adults who were aged 18-74 years and were recruited from across the United States through Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk). ANOVA results indicated that the USDA and hospital sources were perceived as more accurate, trustworthy, reliable, and more desirable to learn more from relative to control and social media. There were no differences in likelihood of following guidance depending on source.