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Table 4 Item information for energy concern and institutional trust scales

From: Exploring the link between energy security and subjective well-being: a study of 22 nations

Energy concern Mean Cronbach’s α if deleted
 How worried are you…
  That there may be power cuts in my country? 2.24 0.838
  That energy may be too expensive for many people in (country)? 3.10 0.850
  About (country) being too dependent on energy imports from other countries? 2.87 0.850
 How worried are you that energy supplies could be interrupted by…
  Natural disasters or extreme weather 2.66 0.827
  Insufficient power being generated? 2.48 0.824
  Technical failures? 2.53 0.828
  Terrorist attacks? 2.63 0.840
 Overall Cronbach’s α 0.857  
N 41,728  
Institutional trust Mean Cronbach’s α if deleted
 How much you personally trust each of the institutions
  Country’s parliament? 4.59 0.879
  Legal system 5.42 0.886
  The police 6.40 0.901
  Politicians 3.65 0.877
  Political parties 3.63 0.879
  The European Parliament 4.27 0.887
  The United Nations 5.01 0.893
 Overall Cronbach’s α 0.901  
N 38,849  
Generalized trust
 Most people…
  Can be trusted (low to high) 5.27 0.669
  Try to be fair (low to high) 5.81 0.663
  Try to be helpful (low to high) 5.24 0.712
 Overall Cronbach’s α 0.762  
N 43,874