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Table 3 Comparison of quantitative responses by group

From: When a joke is more than a joke: humor as a form of networked practice in the Chinese cyber public sphere

  Group 1 (n = 112) Group 2 (n = 74) Group 3 (n = 17)
Egao, such as the example images above, is entertaining. 4.7 4.7 4.5
It is important for egao to be humorous. 5.8 5.6 5.6
Egao is immoral; it can be damaging and harmful. 3.6 3.7 3.6
Egao is a type of cultural expression. 3.5 4.8 5.7
Egao is a distinctly Chinese cultural expression. 3.3 4.7 2.4
Creating, sharing, or viewing egao can make me feel Chinese. 3.0 4.1 2.2
Egao can be an effective emotional outlet. 4.9 5.1 5.5
Egao is creative. 5.1 5.2 5.3
Egao can resist and critique official political and social discourses. 2.9 4.2 6.1
Egao takes advantage of modern technology to allow people to define their position in society. 3.8 4.2 6.2
Egao provides all members of society with a voice to express themselves. 4.1 4.7 5.4