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We study the prevalence of the higher order risk attitudes of prudence and temperance, in a large demographically representative sample, as well as in a sample of undergraduate students. Participants make pairwise choices between lotteries of the form proposed by Eeckhoudt and Schlesinger (2006) . The choices in these lotteries isolate prudent from imprudent, and temperate from intemperate, behavior. We relate individuals' risk aversion, prudence, and temperance levels to demographics anddoi:10.1093/restud/rdt032 fatcat:y36kzalr6bgutdmq7xmnthkjze