Accession Number : AD0646996

Title :   EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO FPHS PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 14 Mar-30 Dec 66,

Corporate Author : SIMULMATICS CORP CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Pool,Ithiel de Sola ; Yates,Jules D. ; Westlake,M.

Report Date : 29 DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Two surveys were conducted to evaluate the response in Rhode Island to a questionnaire on Evaluation of Fallout Protection in Homes. (FPHS) Receipt of the FPHS questionnaire did not significantly change attitudes toward civil defense programs, nor did it raise the level of anxiety in the community. Receipt of replies to the householders' responses (which preceded the second survey) did raise the level of awareness about civil defense, without significantly changing the level of anxiety or changing the activity of householders with regard to a fallout shelter program. The FPHS questionnaire program, while useful in eliciting information, cannot by itself serve to encourage action (to any useful degree) by the public with regard to fallout shelters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *CIVIL DEFENSE), PUBLIC OPINION, QUESTIONNAIRES, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), BUILDINGS, FALLOUT SHELTERS, SHIELDING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE