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Booz Allen Community Resilience report 4 4-18

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Blizzards and Floods Are the Disasters Americans Feel Most Prepared For

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Booz Allen Community Resilience report 4 4-18

  1. 1. © 2018 Ipsos 1 Community Resilience April 4, 2018 1 © 2018 Ipsos. All rights reserved. Contains Ipsos' Confidential and Proprietary information and may not be disclosed or reproduced without the prior written consent of Ipsos. Media Release Study
  2. 2. © 2018 Ipsos 2 Field Dates Sample Respondent Type Sample Size March 23rd – 28th, 2018 National General Population, with boosts in the following states*: 1,004 California 338 Florida 309 Texas 315 TOTAL 1,754 Online Methodology *Boost counts include respondents who were nationally collected, in addition to a targeted oversample of n=250 in each state
  3. 3. © 2018 Ipsos 3 • National respondents feel only moderately prepared in general for a disaster or emergency in their community. However, those who have experienced a disaster indicate greater levels of preparation than those who have not. • Florida residents are significantly more likely to have experienced a disaster in the past five years compared to the national population. However, while California and Texas are typically believed to be more disaster-prone states, respondents in these two states are equally as likely as the national population to have experienced a disaster. • Nationally, respondents feel most prepared for blizzards, floods, and hurricanes. • Residents in oversample states (California, Florida and Texas) indicate greater preparation for the types of disasters that are more common locally. Florida residents are much more prepared for hurricanes than others, California residents are most prepared for earthquakes, and residents in Texas are most prepared for floods. • Although 25% of national respondents indicate they feel prepared for shootings, this is also the disaster that general population respondents feel least prepared for. Respondents also feel least prepared for weather disasters uncommon in their region (i.e., blizzards in Florida, hurricanes in California, etc.). • The reasons respondents feel least prepared for these emergencies are that they have not happened in their community or are out of their control. • Food and water are the top items people have on-hand for emergencies, and those in Florida are more likely to have items on-hand in preparation for a disaster. • Fewer than half of the national respondents have emergency responder contact info, evacuation routes or shelter locations. • Respondents would rely most heavily on traditional means of communications, such as the radio and tv, in the event of an emergency, as opposed to social media channels or online sources. • Technology is recognized as playing an important role in disaster preparedness and for first responders, but nearly one-third of national respondents disagree that they would rely heavily on social media for information during a disaster, though websites and other online resources would be more relied on. • Respondents would also prefer a text messaging service that provides updates on disasters. Executive Summary
  4. 4. © 2018 Ipsos 4 3% 4%5% 3% 6% 9% 3% 5% 4% 22% 14% 27% 26% 15% 7% 26% 14% 51% 48% 47% 42% 61% 44% 48% 48% 19% 35% 19% 23% 21% 47% 18% 34% In General Among Those Who Experienced Disaster In General Among Those Who Experienced Disaster In General Among Those Who Experienced Disaster In General Among Those Who Experienced Disaster Of the states oversampled, only residents in Florida are significantly more likely than the general population to have experienced a recent disaster. Although stated preparedness for disasters in general is moderate, after experiencing a disaster, respondents indicate they were more well-prepared for another disaster. 4% 4% 63% 66% 16% 60% 33% 30% 82% 38% National Gen Pop California Florida Texas Experienced Disaster in Past Five Years Yes No Not sure Q4. In the past five years, has your community experienced a disaster, either natural or man-made, that resulted in an emergency being declared? Disasters could include hurricanes, blizzards, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, epidemics/pandemics, shootings, gas leaks, oil spills, etc. Q3. In general, if there were an emergency declared in your community, how prepared would you say you and your family are for it? Q5. And thinking about the times when an emergency was declared in your community, how prepared would you say you and your family were for it? Preparedness for Emergency in General and Following a Disaster National Gen Pop California Florida Texas
  5. 5. © 2018 Ipsos 5 2% 4% 3% 5% 4% 8% 7% 16% 8% 29% 2% 4% 6% 7% 9% 7% 9% 9% 23% 12% 3% 5% 6% 10% 10% 8% 10% 8% 16% 10% 7% 13% 15% 22% 23% 23% 26% 33% 47% 51% Oil spills Opioid use Epidemics Wildfires Gas leaks Earthquakes Shootings Hurricanes Floods Blizzards Top 3 Disasters Most Prepared For Among National Gen Pop Most prepared for Second Third General population respondents feel most prepared for blizzards, floods and hurricanes, though there is less intensity for flood preparedness. Q6. Which of the following types of disasters would you say you feel most prepared for? Please select the one you feel most prepared for, next most prepared for, and third most prepared for. 12% of national respondents do not feel prepared for any of the disasters listed
  6. 6. © 2018 Ipsos 6 50% 48% 33% 25% 23% 23% 21% 15% 13% 8%14% 39% 8% 21% 62% 29% 44% 14% 16% 7%13% 57% 89% 30% 14% 10% 30% 16% 15% 6% 20% 50% 44% 33% 14% 19% 28% 14% 14% 13% Blizzards Floods Hurricanes Shootings Earthquakes Gas leaks Wildfires Epidemics Opioid use Oil spills Disasters Respondents Feel Most Prepared for by State Among the Top 3 Disasters Respondents Feel Most Prepared For National Gen Pop California Florida Texas Respondents generally feel most prepared for disasters that are more typical for their state. For instance, California residents feel most prepared for earthquakes and wildfires, Florida feels most prepared for hurricanes, and Texas respondents feel most prepared for floods (though not more so than the national gen pop). Q6. Which of the following types of disasters would you say you feel most prepared for? Please select the one you feel most prepared for, next most prepared for, and third most prepared for. 15% of respondents in California, 5% of respondents in Florida, and 14% of respondents in Texas do not feel prepared for any of the disasters listed
  7. 7. © 2018 Ipsos 7 15 14 13 10 7 7 6 6 6 4 15 5 14 17 4 4 15 6 3 5 15 23 12 2 6 4 19 7 4 4 12 16 11 3 7 4 15 7 7 7 Types of Disasters Respondents Feel Least Prepared for 3 10 6 11 10 11 40 46 54 3 6 5 8 9 10 35 46 55 4 6 8 10 8 14 48 42 52 3 6 7 10 12 13 42 48 53 Something else Lack of a way to communicate with first responders Lack of a way to communicate with family and friends Lack of updates on how the situation is being resolved Lack of updates on how the situation is evolving Lack of updates on where to go for resources It’s never happened to me It’s out of my control It’s never happened in my community Reasons Behind Feeling Least Prepared for Disaster Nationally, respondents feel least prepared for shootings in their community. Respondents feel less prepared for emergencies when they have not happened in their community, or are out of their control. Q7. And which of the following types of disasters would you say you feel least prepared for? Please select the one you feel least prepared for, next least prepared for, and third least prepared for. Q8. For what reasons would you say you feel least prepared for [INSERT LEAST PREPARED FOR RESPONSE FROM Q7]?
  8. 8. © 2018 Ipsos 8 63 55 53 50 46 45 41 2 64 58 52 48 45 46 44 1 66 59 48 48 41 43 39 2 57 59 57 54 43 47 39 1 Radio TV SMS / Text Messages Telephone From friends and family Social Media Websites Somewhere else Method of Retrieving Information if Emergency was Declared Q9. Which of the following items, if any, do you currently have on hand if an emergency were declared today? Q10. How would you plan to get important information if an emergency were declared? 72 70 56 56 42 35 25 7 74 76 51 56 39 31 21 8 80 80 67 63 54 52 41 4 69 69 51 60 45 30 25 7 Food Water Batteries/backup generator Method for contacting family/friends Contact info for emergency responders Planned evacuation route Locations of the nearest shelter None of these Items Currently On-Hand for Emergencies National Gen Pop California Florida Texas Food and water are the basic necessities respondents are most likely to have on-hand in case of emergencies. Florida residents are generally prepared with more items on-hand compared to other states.
  9. 9. © 2018 Ipsos 9 63 60 54 45 29 21 1 66 61 54 49 28 19 2 62 64 47 48 29 21 3 57 60 56 49 28 20 3 About shelters/contacts/ what to pack On the disaster location On what to pack/prepare About risk Detailing training Technicality Something else Information Needed to Improve Emergency Preparedness National Gen Pop California Florida Texas People believe that information about shelters, contacts, what to pack, and the disaster location would help them prepare for an emergency. They would appreciate a text messaging service with updates on risk/preparation. 63 47 34 28 25 3 65 43 33 28 25 5 61 45 36 30 25 3 66 44 33 29 24 4 SMS/Text Message updates with risk and preparedness information Centralized website with risk and preparedness information Telephone hotline App with risk information Available social media locations for risk and preparedness Something else Ideal Technology for Emergency Information (Rated in Top 2 Choices) Q11. What information do you feel would improve your ability to prepare for a disaster or emergency? Q12. Which two of the following technologies do you believe would make information easier to get during an emergency?
  10. 10. © 2018 Ipsos 10 -4% -3% -1% -2% -6% -9% -4% -6% -10% -11% -9% -10% -32% -35% -31% -27% 89% 90% 95% 91% 83% 81% 87% 82% 76% 74% 76% 83% 51% 47% 49% 53% Respondents agree that technology plays a critical role in disaster preparedness. It especially plays an important role in synchronizing efforts and data sources between first responders, aid organizations, and other relief personnel. However, respondents are less likely to rely heavily on social media during a disaster. I would rely heavily on social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) to keep me updated during a disaster. Technology (e.g., websites, online resources) plays an important role in disaster preparedness. I would rely heavily on technology (e.g., websites, online resources) to keep me updated during a disaster. First responders, aid organizations and other disaster relief personnel need real-time access to the same data sources to respond most effectively during a disaster. Net Agree (Strongly/Somewhat Agree) Net Disagree (Strongly/Somewhat Disagree) Q13. How much would you say you agree or disagree with the following statements? Attitudes Towards Disaster Preparation National Gen Pop California Florida Texas National Gen Pop California Florida Texas
  11. 11. © 2018 Ipsos 11 APPENDIX
  12. 12. © 2018 Ipsos 12 Demographics Age National Gen Pop California Florida Texas 18-34 29% 30% 31% 29% 35-44 16% 16% 18% 22% 45-54 18% 22% 16% 16% 55-64 14% 9% 12% 14% 65+ 22% 23% 23% 19% Gender National Gen Pop California Florida Texas Female 52% 50% 52% 49% Male 48% 50% 48% 51% Annual Household Income National Gen Pop California Florida Texas Less than $75,000 55% 58% 63% 67% $75,000 - $99,999 14% 21% 19% 19% $100,000 - $149,999 20% 14% 12% 9% $150,000 or more 10% 8% 6% 6% Political Affiliation National Gen Pop California Florida Texas Strong / Moderate Democrat 36% 40% 30% 28% Towards the Democrats 7% 7% 8% 4% Definitely Independent 10% 6% 9% 12% Towards the Republicans 5% 7% 6% 6% Strong / Moderate Republican 28% 29% 35% 35% Something else 1% 2% 2% 1% Region National Gen Pop California Florida Texas Northeast 18% - - - Midwest 21% - - - South 38% - 100% 100% West 24% 100% - -
  13. 13. © 2018 Ipsos 13 Education National Gen Pop California Florida Texas Less than Bachelor's degree 53% 48% 47% 55% Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 24% 33% 30% 23% Post Graduate Degree 22% 18% 23% 22% Demographics Race National Gen Pop California Florida Texas White or Caucasian 76% 77% 89% 83% Hispanic or Latino 16% 18% 10% 17% Black or African-American 13% 4% 5% 9% Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 10% 2% 2% Other 6% 9% 4% 7% Employment Status National Gen Pop California Florida Texas Employed full-time 46% 39% 40% 44% Retired 21% 21% 24% 21% Employed part-time 10% 11% 9% 8% Currently unemployed 10% 10% 11% 13% Self employed 5% 7% 7% 4% Homemaker 6% 8% 7% 6% Student/Pupil 2% 3% 1% 3% Military - 1% 1% -

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