Beliefs about risks

 

Part 1: In this section, we are interested in your thoughts about the likelihood that various events will happen to you. Please answer each question while considering what you think about it RIGHT NOW. 

 

For each item, please respond on a 0-100% scale, where 0 means that the event will definitely not happen to you and 100 means that it definitely will happen to you.

1. How likely do you think it is that you will get HIV in your lifetime?  %

2. How likely do you think it is that you will get a cold in the month of March?  %

3. How likely do you think it is that you will be in a car accident in the next year (or another car accident, if you have already been in one)? %

4. How likely do you think it is that you will get straight A’s next semester (Fall 2004)? %

5.  How likely do you think it is that there will be a terrorist attack in the United States in the next year? %

6. How likely do you think it is that you will get the job you want or get into the graduate school that you want after graduation? %

Part 2. In this section, we are interested in how much you are worried about the same events.

Please answer each question on a scale from 1 to 7, where 1 means "not at all worried" and 7 means "extremely worried."

1. How worried are you about getting HIV?

2. How worried are you about getting a cold?

3. How worried are you about getting in a car accident?

4. How worried are you about your grades?

5. How worried are you about a terrorist attack in the United States?

6. How worried are you about getting the job you want or getting into the graduate school that you want after graduation?

Part 3. Some final questions about you:

What is your gender? Enter 1 for Male and 0 for Female.

For this study, we will ask you to use a unique identifier each time you complete the survey. The identifier will be the last four digits of your social security number and then the day of the month of your birthday. For example, if your social security # is 123456789 and your birthday is February 10, then you would enter: 678910.

Please enter your number here:

What is your email address?

What time is it?

Thank you.