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Public Readiness IndexNational: 

Prepared for The Council for Excellence in Government Conducted by Schulman, Ronca and Bucuvalas, Inc. December 13, 2006 Public Readiness Index National

Methodology: 

Methodology National Sample N=1,000

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Qda_1. First, I’d like to ask you some questions about public emergency situations. Have you ever personally been involved in an emergency situation before as a result of…? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401 Experience with Emergency Situations

Most Recent Emergency Situation Experience: 

Most Recent Emergency Situation Experience Q1b. When was the most recent time that you experienced one of the public emergency situations? (Base: have been in an emergency situation; National N=326, Chicago N=93, Miami N=241, New York N=112, San Francisco N=194)

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Q1c_1. Have you ever been in a public emergency situation when you…? (Base: have been in an emergency, National N=326, Chicago N=93, Miami N=241, New York N=112, San Francisco N=194) Experience in Emergency Situation

Likelihood of Emergency Situation in Community in the Next Two Years: 

Likelihood of Emergency Situation in Community in the Next Two Years Q2. I’d like to know how likely you think different emergency situations are to happen in your community in the next two years. Do you think in the next two years in your community there definitely will, probably will, probably will not, or definitely will not …? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Organization Trusted to Provide the Most Accurate Information During an Emergency: 

Organization Trusted to Provide the Most Accurate Information During an Emergency Q3. In the event of an emergency situation in your community, there would be a number of different sources providing information about the situation and what actions you should take. Who would you trust to provide the most accurate and reliable information on what to do in an emergency situation in your community? National N=1000 Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Organization Trusted to Provide the Most Accurate Information During an Emergency (2): 

Organization Trusted to Provide the Most Accurate Information During an Emergency (2) Q3. In the event of an emergency situation in your community, there would be a number of different sources providing information about the situation and what actions you should take. Who would you trust to provide the most accurate and reliable information on what to do in an emergency situation in your community? National N=1000 Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Most Likely to Follow Evacuation Orders Of… (1): 

Most Likely to Follow Evacuation Orders Of… (1) Q4: If an evacuation of your community was ordered who’s instructions would you be most likely to follow? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Most Likely to Follow Evacuation Orders Of… (2): 

Most Likely to Follow Evacuation Orders Of… (2) Q4: If an evacuation of your community was ordered who’s instructions would you be most likely to follow? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Emergency Alert System in Community: 

Emergency Alert System in Community Q5. Is there a siren or some other emergency alert system in your community? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Household Preparation: 

Household Preparation Q7. Which of the following four statements best describes what your household has done to prepare for an emergency situation? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Preparation for Emergency: 

Preparation for Emergency Q8. I’m going to read you a short list of things that some people have done to prepare in the event of an emergency situation. National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Items in Disaster Supply Kit: 

Q9. I have a few questions about the Disaster Supply Kit you have at home. I’m going to read some items that might be in your kit. For each just tell me if you know it is definitely there. (Base: have Disaster Kit; National N=418, Chicago N=127, Miami N=290, New York N=159, San Francisco N=219) Items in Disaster Supply Kit

Last Time Kit Was Updated: 

Last Time Kit Was Updated Q10. When was the last time you or a family member checked and/or updated the items in the kit—in the last month, last 6 months, the last 12 months, or more than a year ago? (Base: have prepared Disaster Supply Kit; National N=418, Chicago N=127, Miami N=290, New York N=159, San Francisco N=219)

Communication Plan Includes Specific Contact Person: 

Communication Plan Includes Specific Contact Person Q12: Does your plan to communicate with family members in an emergency include a specific person living outside your community that everyone knows to contact if they become separated? (Base: have a communication plan; National N=291, Chicago N=78, Miami N=135, New York N=94, San Francisco N=122)

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Q13. When was the last time you and your family talked about how you would communicate in an emergency? (Base: have communication plan; National N=291, Chicago N=78, Miami N=135, New York N=94, San Francisco N=122) Last Time Spoke to Family About Communication in an Emergency

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Q14. If you were instructed by your governor or mayor to evacuate to outside of the metropolitan area, would you… National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401 Transportation and Place to Stay if Evacuated

Willingness to Go to a Shelter: 

Willingness to Go to a Shelter Q15a. If you were instructed by your governor or mayor to evacuate your home to a shelter that could be reached by walking or public transportation, how likely would you be to do so – definitely would, very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, very unlikely or definitely would not? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Why Unlikely to Evacuate to a Shelter: 

Why Unlikely to Evacuate to a Shelter Q15B. Why would you be unlikely to evacuate? (Base: unlikely or definitely would not evacuate; National N=292, Chicago N=101, Miami N=140, New York N=92, San Francisco N=59)

Why Unlikely to Evacuate to a Shelter (cont.): 

Why Unlikely to Evacuate to a Shelter (cont.) Q15B. Why would you be unlikely to evacuate? (Base: unlikely or definitely would not evacuate; National N=292, Chicago N=101, Miami N=140, New York N=92, San Francisco N=59)

Major Reasons Not Prepared: 

Major Reasons Not Prepared Q17. I’m going to read you some reasons that people often give us for NOT doing things to prepare for an emergency situation like a terrorist act or natural disaster. Thinking about yourself, please tell me if each of the following is a MAJOR reason you haven’t done more. (Base: have done nothing to prepare; National N=148, Chicago N=101, Miami N=44, New York N=121, San Francisco N=58)

Major Reasons Prepared: 

Major Reasons Prepared Q18. You have done quite a bit to prepare for an emergency situation, and we would like to learn a bit more about this. Thinking about yourself, please tell me if each of the following is a MAJOR reason you are so prepared. (Base: respondents who have done some things to prepare; National N=852, Chicago N=299, Miami N=356, New York N=279, San Francisco N=343)

Local Government Has Emergency Disaster Plan: 

Local Government Has Emergency Disaster Plan Q20. Does your local government have an emergency or disaster plan for your community? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Respondent Employment Status: 

Respondent Employment Status Q21a. Are you currently employed full time, part time, or not employed? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Number of Co-workers: 

Number of Co-workers Q23. How many people work at your specific office or place of business—If it’s a large number just give me your best guess. (Base: employed; National N=640, Chicago N=245, Miami N=238, New York N=239, San Francisco N=271)

Employer Emergency Plan: 

Employer Emergency Plan Q24a. Does your employer have a detailed plan for how to respond in different emergency situations? (Base: employed; National N=640, Chicago N=245, Miami N=238, New York N=239, San Francisco N=271)

Emergency Supplies at Work: 

Emergency Supplies at Work Q24c. Does your employer have emergency supplies like non-perishable food and water in case employees must shelter in place at work? (Base: employer has emergency plan; National N=430, Chicago N=157, Miami N=175, New York N=137, San Francisco N=170)

Employer had Emergency Drill in Past 12 Months: 

Employer had Emergency Drill in Past 12 Months Q24d. Has there been any actual practice or drill of this plan at work in the last 12 months, or not? (Base: employer has emergency plan; National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401)

At Least One Child in School: 

At Least One Child in School Q25. How many children in your household go to day care or school up through high school? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Schools Have Written Emergency Plans: 

Schools Have Written Emergency Plans Q26. Does your child’s school or day care facility have a written plan for how to respond in different emergency situations? (Base: has children in school; National N=372, Chicago N=135, Miami N=98, New York N=137, San Francisco N=100)

Emergency Drill at School: 

Emergency Drill at School Q26c. Has there been any actual practice or drill of this plan at school in the last 12 months, or not? (Base: has children in school, school has emergency plan; National N=283, Chicago N=89, Miami N=98, New York N=87, San Francisco N=74)

Emergency Supplies at School: 

Emergency Supplies at School Q26d. Does the school have emergency supplies like non-perishable food and water in case students must shelter in place at school? (Base: has children in school, school has emergency plan; National N=283, Chicago N=89, Miami N=98, New York N=87, San Francisco N=74)

Received Information on Schools’ Plan: 

Received Information on Schools’ Plan Q27. Has your family received any information about this plan from (any of) the schools in the last 12 months? (Base: has children in school, school has emergency plan; National N=283, Chicago N=89, Miami N=98, New York N=87, San Francisco N=74)

Heard of ? : 

Heard of ? Q28. Have you ever heard of …… National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Number of People in Household: 

Number of People in Household Qd4. Including yourself, how many people are currently living in your household? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Respondent Education: 

Respondent Education Qd5. What is the highest grade of school or year of college that you have completed? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Hispanic/Latino: 

Hispanic/Latino Qd7. Are you of Latino or Hispanic Origin? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Respondent Race: 

Respondent Race Qd8. Do you consider your race as African-American (or black), American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, White or something else? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Household Income : 

Household Income Qd9. So that we can be sure we’re getting a cross-section of all people, I’d like you to estimate your total household income for 2005, from all sources, before taxes were taken out. National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

Religious Service Attendance: 

Religious Service Attendance D10. How often do you attend religious services? National N=1000, Chicago N=400, Miami N=400, New York N=400, San Francisco N=401

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