Motornomativity: How Social Norms Hide a Major Public Health Hazard
- Ian Walker, Alan Tapp, Adrian Davis
The authors used a survey with two sets of questions about normative statements that are centered around either cars or something else. They found much higher normalization of car-related statements (e.g., “risk is a natural part of driving and we should accept it” vs. “risk is a natural part of work and we should accept it”). And apparently non-drivers have the same bias.
The questions don’t seem entirely fair, but it is still interesting results and can be expanded to more general quetions.
It may be interesting to run the same survey across countries and culture.