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The Impact of Trust and Risk Perception on the Acceptance of Measures to Reduce COVID-19 Cases

People with high general trust perceive less risks associated with COVID-19 compared with people who have low general trust, and people with high social trust perceive more risks compared with people who have low social trust. The results further indicate that perceived risks are important drivers for the acceptance of the government’s implemented measures to control COVID-19 and for more precautionary behavior (i.e., contact with fewer people and more hygienic behavior).

Source: The Impact of Trust and Risk Perception on the Acceptance of Measures to Reduce COVID-19 Cases