Resource title

Report of a pilot study of uncertainty, decision-making and communication of information about climate change and food safety

Resource image

image for OpenScout resource :: Report of a pilot study of uncertainty, decision-making and communication of information about climate change and food safety

Resource description

This report gives a brief overview of the main findings and theory of decision-making under uncertainty and perceptions of climate change and food safety. An online survey, completed by 964 participants, assessed a range of decision-making behaviour in uncertain situations, communication needs and perceptions of climate change and food safety, specifically Campylobacter. Results showed that people rated climate change as more important than Campylobacter and wanted to be informed about it by scientists. Campylobacter was rated as a more serious threat than climate change but people perceived themselves as being more in control and more able to prevent possible negative consequences. Gender differences were found in relation to decision-making behaviour. Women felt more anxious and less able to make decisions under uncertainty than men. Women expressed a greater desire for scientific communication than men. Implications for scientist and policy-makers are discussed.

Resource author

Resource publisher

Resource publish date

Resource language

en

Resource content type

Resource resource URL

http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25800/

Resource license