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Public Response to Terrorism: Findings from the National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness


Public Response to Terrorism: Findings from the National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness

Abstract: 
A national survey was conducted to study people’s experiences with, preparedness and mitigation actions for, and perceptions related
to terrorism and other disasters. Telephone interviews were completed on a statistically representative sample of 3,300 households between April 13, 2007 and February 13, 2008. Major metropolitan areas considered to be “high visibility areas” at high risk of terrorism, namely Washington, D.C. (DC), New York (NY), and Los Angeles (LA), were sufficiently oversampled to allow comparisons with the rest of the continental U.S., which are considered to be at low risk of terrorism. The interviews were offered in English and Spanish, and a $20 incentive was offered to encourage participation in the study. This report presents descriptive results for the major outcomes of interest comparing results by geographic area and by racial/ethnic group.

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Full Citation: 

Kano, Megumi, and Michele M. Wood, Dennis S. Mileti, Linda B. Bourque. 2008. "Public Response to Terrorism: Findings from the National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness." Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center. (November): http://www.ph.ucla.edu/sciprc/pdf/NC+START+Descriptive+Report.pdf

START Author(s): 
Linda Bourque
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