The survey looked for indicators that affect people’s feelings about preparing for disasters, and what makes them more likely to do it. Past experience with disasters, and having information about preparing for hazards, were both motivators.
The survey pool of 5,019 adults included 4,016 people from counties where specific hazards have happened or, for earthquakes, where they are expected to happen. This includes earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and winter storms. People in these areas were asked extra questions about preparing for those hazards.
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