Second National Risk & Culture Study
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 8:59AM
Dan Kahan

Americans are culturally polarized on a range of societal risks--from global warming to domestic terrorism, from school shootings to vaccination of school-age girls for HPV. Reporting the results of surveys and experiments involving some 5,000 Americans, the study identifies the causes of this condition and steps that can be taken to counteract it.

The Second National Risk and Culture Study reports the results of studies conducted as part of the Mechanisms of Cultural Cognition Project, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School. Studies were conducted over a nine month period and involved a diverse sample of some 5,000 Americans. Click here for the Study report. 

Principal findings include:




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