The effect of race and ethnicity on perception of risk


The same study is also informative on the effect of race and ethnicity on risk perception. Although there are studies that demonstrated that racial and ethnic minorities express higher level of perceived risk from both technological (e.g. Vaughan & Nordenstam, 1991) and natural disasters (e.g. Major, 1999), bearing in mind results from the study of Flynn and colleagues (Flynn et al., 1994), we might conclude that the increased level of risk perception found in minorities is, in fact, the consequence of perceived vulnerability.

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