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Sociopolitical Determinants of Perceived Risk, 1998

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Sociopolitical Determinants of Perceived Risk, 1998
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Sociopolitical Determinants of Perceived Risk, 1998
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The Sociopolitical Determinants of Perceived Risk project is an extensive national survey designed to assess the influence of sociopolitical constructs on perceived risk. This research project designed an extensive survey instrument to assess the influence of sociopolitical constructs on perceived risk. The survey was administered to 1,204 randomly selected adults by telephone between September, 1997 and February, 1998. Minority groups (African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American persons) were oversampled. This national survey revealed that men rate a wide range of hazards as lower in risk than women and that whites rate risks lower than non-whites. Non-white females often gave the highest risk ratings. The group with the consistently lowest risk perceptions across a range of hazards was white males. A few exceptions were found: compared with white males, Asian males gave lower risk ratings to six items. Compared with the rest of the sample, white males were more sympathetic with hierarchical, individualistic, and anti-egalitarian views, more trusting of technology managers, less trusting of government, and less sensitive to potential stigmatization of communities from hazards. Although the data showed that white males stood apart from others, the data also revealed substantial heterogeneity in risk perceptions among the race and gender groups that comprised the 'other' category. That is, risk perceptions varied considerably across African-Americans, Asian, and Hispanic males and females. The heterogeneity implies that risk perceptions depend importantly on characteristics of the individuals facing the risk. The sociopolitical constructions included power, control influence, alienation, social class, trust and worldviews. Demographic information pertaining to race, gender, age, education and income was also obtained
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  • Slovic, Paul
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Sociopolitical Determinants of Perceived Risk, 1998
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  • 1997-09--1998-02
  • 34637
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ICPSR34637.v1
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Sociopolitical Determinants of Perceived Risk, 1998
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  • 1997-09--1998-02
  • 34637
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ICPSR34637.v1
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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