Accession Number : AD0661063

Title :   HOME SHELTER SURVEYS: PATTERNS OF ACCEPTANCE,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Nehnevajsa,Jiri

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The report elaborates responses of 1471 nationally sampled Americans to an item probing the desirability of home shelter surveys by demographic, socio-cultural and selected attitudinal characteristics. The data are drawn from the 1966 field study. In this manner, the perspectives regarding home shelter surveys are evaluated by 135 demographic and 110 attitudinal subgroups of our population. The findings indicate that the home shelter survey concept is quite acceptable to the nation. Unfavorable expressions occur in low frequencies and only six of all the subgroups considered actually yield a negative desirability average in relation to the question. Of these subgroups, in fact, three represent Americans who are in varying degrees opposed to civil defense as a whole. By and large, and within the overall pattern of favorableness, the attitudinal variables differentiate among the respondent subgroups more than do demographic characteristics. In view of the fact that positive assessments actually exceed two-thirds of the respondents and the concept is not typical of specific segments of our population, we conclude that something of a national consensus prevails with regard to the desirability of home shelter surveys. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT SHELTERS, PUBLIC OPINION), CIVIL DEFENSE, POPULATION, QUESTIONNAIRES, ACCEPTABILITY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE