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Guanlin Gao and Danyang Li
 
''Knowledge, overconfidence, and behavior in COVID-19: results from an online survey''
( 2022, Vol. 0 No.0 )
 
 
This study answers three questions: (1) how much correct information does the U.S. public possess about COVID-19; (2) whether they hold any misconceptions or suffer from any cognitive biases regarding COVID-19; and (3) how people's knowledge level and overconfidence affect their preventative behaviors. We examined individuals' objective and subjective knowledge levels and the relationship between their knowledge, overconfidence, and behaviors using 595 observations collected from an online survey. Our results show that people with less understanding of COVID-19 are more overconfident and are less likely to take preventative actions.
 
 
Keywords: COVID-19, knowledge, overconfidence, behaviors.
JEL: I1 - Health: General
D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jun 03 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 20 2022

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