Accession Number : AD0711118

Title :   THE PUBLIC'S PERCEPTION OF LOCAL CIVILIAN DEFENSE EFFORTS AND FACILITIES,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Cohen,Pearl B.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : An overwhelming majority of Americans indicated in June 1968 that the country would not be engaged in a nuclear war within the next five years. The higher the socio-economic class, the more optimism prevailed. Consequently public interest in civil defense and relevant individual activity was low. Although people were more certain of where shelter would be sought if a nuclear attack occurred while at work rather than at home, few people had given the matter serious thought. Most citizens knew nothing of what was being accomplished by civil defense officers on the local level. People appeared unconcerned and refused generally to evaluate local civil defense programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, *PUBLIC OPINION), QUESTIONNAIRES, REVIEWS, FALLOUT SHELTERS, NUCLEAR WARFARE

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE