National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 26-27, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you
followed recent news reports about Hurricane Irene threatening the eastern
coast of the
2* Are you regularly following weather reports to check the course of Hurricane Irene?
3* How concerned are
you about the potential impact of Hurricane Irene on the already fragile
4* Does the media give too much coverage to threatening bad weather or not enough coverage? Or is the level of coverage about right?
5* Have you or a member of your family ever directly experienced a hurricane?
you live close enough to a shoreline to be impacted by a hurricane?
7* When it comes to areas impacted by natural disasters such as hurricanes, are emergency services better prepared this year, less prepared this year, or about the same?
8* Generally speaking, who should bear most of the financial responsibility for areas affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters… the federal government, local agencies, or the individuals themselves?
9* Is global warming creating climate changes that lead to more extreme weather events?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence