Changes in risk perception over time

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The focus of this paper is on changes in perceptions of the risks associated with nuclear waste management over time. In particular, we are interested in the kinds of change that take place when the management programs, and those who are charged with implementing them, are subject to intensive public debate over an extended period of time. We are undertaken an over-time study of perceived risks in Colorado and New Mexico by implementing sequential random household surveys in each state, timed at six month intervals. This study employs three of these surveys, spanning the period from summer, 1990 to summer, ... continued below

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Gomez, L.S.; Jenkins-Smith, H.C. & Miller, K.W. January 1, 1992.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The focus of this paper is on changes in perceptions of the risks associated with nuclear waste management over time. In particular, we are interested in the kinds of change that take place when the management programs, and those who are charged with implementing them, are subject to intensive public debate over an extended period of time. We are undertaken an over-time study of perceived risks in Colorado and New Mexico by implementing sequential random household surveys in each state, timed at six month intervals. This study employs three of these surveys, spanning the period from summer, 1990 to summer, 1991. Using these data, we examine the dynamics that may underlie variations in perceived risks over time. In particular, our analysis is focused on changes in the roles played by (1) basic political orientations (i.e. political ideology) and (2) trust in those who advocate conflicting policy positions.

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INIS; OSTI as DE92011180

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  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, Chicago, IL (United States), 7-11 Feb 1992

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  • Other: DE92011180
  • Report No.: SAND--91-2266C
  • Report No.: CONF-920260--3
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138388
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626140

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Gomez, L.S.; Jenkins-Smith, H.C. & Miller, K.W. Changes in risk perception over time, article, January 1, 1992; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626140/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.