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Questions - Hurricane - August 26-27, 2011

41% Say Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather, 43% Disagree
69% Concerned About Economic Impact Of Hurricane Irene
81% Following Hurricane Irene, 63% Like News Coverage
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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 United States?



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 U.S. economy?


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?



            6* Do 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