Saturday, March 3, 2018

Perceptions of Risk

There's a huge disconnect between what most people think are risky activities, and activities which are actually (and actuarially) determined to be dangerous.  For example, many people believe that air travel is dangerous, but the stats indicate that you're much more likely to be injured or killed in a car accident.  Below, from a fascinating article, Perceptions of Risk, published in 1982 in Horizons magazine.  

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