How the public perceives technologies
This paper summarises the main insights gained from twenty years of research into how people perceive potentially hazardous technologies. The most important general findings emerged some ten years ago. "Risk perception" and "risk acceptance" are discussed. The stability of public attitudes is commented upon. Some implications of improved communication with the public are presented.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Communicating for Tomorrow: A Review of Nuclear Energy Public Information Issues in OECD Countries, Paris (FR), March 7-9, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35363 ORA
Record Number: 199010849 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en