Accession Number : AD0404511

Title :   THE FALLOUT PROTECTION BOOKLET: I. A REPORT OF PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD AND INFORMATION ABOUT CIVIL DEFENSE

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING

Personal Author(s) : Berlo, David K. ; Bettinghaus, Erwin P. ; Costley, Dan ; Van, Robert

PDF Url : AD0404511

Report Date : APR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : A study was made of the impact of the 'Fallout Protection' booklet which was published by OCD in December of 1961. While collecting data specific to that objective, other useful information relevant to public information about and attitudes toward civil defense was collected. In this report are presented data on the accuracy of public knowledge about nuclear attack and civil defense, the favorability of public attitudes toward civil defense measures, public perceptions of the threat of nuclear war and the personal dangers represented by nuclear attack, the relative effectiveness of various shelter inducement inducement agents, and the level of public exposure to shelter information. Analyses of attitudinal and demographic correlates of shelter knowledge, belief, and plans are also presented.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL DEFENSE, *PUBLIC OPINION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), FALLOUT SHELTERS, NUCLEAR PROPERTIES, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL)

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE