Accession Number : AD0736863

Title :   Civil Defense and the Public: An Overview of Public Attitude Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Garrett,Ralph L.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The report outlines relevant aspects of civil defense history and provides a general overview of public attitudes during the past 20 years. Public attitude findings are summarized under such topics as the international context, threat perception, general favorability, program support, salience, perceptions of local programs, perceptions of shelters as a survival resource, response to warning, and training and education impact. Findings are reviewed relevant to such special audiences as information seekers, youth, local governing bodies, community power structure, and voluntary organizations. Projections are made relative to the meaning of these findings for civil defense in the 1970's. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, *PUBLIC OPINION), (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), CIVIL DEFENSE), HISTORY, FALLOUT SHELTERS, EDUCATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE