Perceived human interference with nature increases levels of perceived risk
In a later study, Sjöberg (2000 - see source document for full reference) has demonstrated that the factor called 'tampering with nature' has the most predictive value of the perceived nuclear risk. This study has shown that the perception of human interference with nature increases the level of perceived risk (Sjöberg, 2000). This is in line with other studies showing that people perceive artificial technologies as more immoral, which increases the perceived risk linked with them (Rudski et al., 2011; Siegrist & Sutterlin, 2014).
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Cultural Factors: Worldviews
Disaster Phases: Prevention
Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens