Accession Number : AD0724164

Title :   The Home Fallout Protection Survey and Community Shelter Plans in Michigan: Their Impact on the General Public. Family Communication About Civil Defense Topics: A Report of Two Pilot Studies.

Descriptive Note : Pilot study rept. no. 4,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DEPT OF COMMUNICATION

Personal Author(s) : Berlo,David K. ; Wackman,Daniel B. ; Ericson,Philip M.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The report summarizes two pilot research studies which explored how American families process and utilize civil defense information. The first study compared public reactions to Community Shelter Plan information to Home Fallout Protection Survey information; and found them similar in awareness, processing, use in planning, and evaluation of the information. The strengths and weakness of CSP information are noted. The second study examined how a sample of 30 lower and middle class couples interacted about civil defense topics. The findings indicated nuclear role assignment for civil defense in the families, low priority to its importance, but use of the same basic interaction style in discussing it. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, PUBLIC OPINION), (*FALLOUT SHELTERS, CIVIL DEFENSE), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), EDUCATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), QUESTIONNAIRES, NUCLEAR RADIATION, NUCLEAR WARFARE

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE