This work was supported by a research grant from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). The authors would also like to thank their research assistant, Mitchell Avis, for his help in disseminating the questionnaire, as well as the staff at the Goderich Public Library for their assistance throughout the entirety of this project. Finally, the authors would also like to thank the three anonymous reviewers for their insightful and encouraging feedback, which has allowed the final version of this manuscript to be improved.
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