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Page: August 2009 Survey Questions for Louisiana Public Square
1. Think about the chances of a major hurricane occurring in your community in the next five years. How likely - on a scale of 1-5 where 1 is not very likely and 5 is very likely - is that such a hurricane would strike your community in the next five years?
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Percent
Response
Count
1. Not Very Likely
22.2%2
2. 0.0%0
3.
22.2%2
4.
33.3%3
5. Very Likely
22.2%2

2. If a major hurricane were to hit the Gulf Coast this year, what would you personally be most concerned about?
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3. Compared to past years, do you think Louisiana/Mississippi state government is more prepared for a major hurricane, less prepared or is its preparation about the same?
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Percent
Response
Count
More prepared
77.8%7
Less prepared 0.0%0
Preparation is about the same
11.1%1
Don’t know/Not sure
11.1%1

4. Compared to past years, do you think YOUR local community is more prepared for a major hurricane, less prepared or is its preparation about the same?
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Percent
Response
Count
More prepared
77.8%7
Less prepared 0.0%0
Preparation is about the same
22.2%2
Don’t know/Not sure 0.0%0

5. And what about coastal communities in Louisiana/Mississippi, do you think coastal communities are more prepared for a major hurricane, less prepared or is their preparation about the same?
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Percent
Response
Count
More prepared
44.4%4
Less prepared
11.1%1
Preparation is about the same
11.1%1
Don’t know/Not sure
33.3%3

6. Assuming a major hurricane hit the Gulf Coast this year, how much confidence do you have that Louisiana/Mississippi state government would respond effectively?
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Percent
Response
Count
A great deal
22.2%2
Quite a bit
44.4%4
Just some
11.1%1
Only a little
11.1%1
None at all 0.0%0
Don’t know/Not Sure
11.1%1

7. And how much confidence do you have that coastal communities in Louisiana/Mississippi would respond effectively to a major hurricane?
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Percent
Response
Count
A great deal
14.3%1
Quite a bit
28.6%2
Just some
28.6%2
Only a little 0.0%0
None at all 0.0%0
Don’t know/Not Sure
28.6%2

8. In the event of a mega-disaster, who should take the lead in handling the post-storm response?
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Percent
Response
Count
State Government
50.0%4
Homeland Security [Federal Government]
25.0%2
U.S. Military
25.0%2

9. How much responsibility should the government - as opposed to individuals - have in protecting people from loss of life and property damage from a hurricane - if 1 indicates individuals should have complete responsibility and 5 indicates government should have complete responsibility.
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Response
Count
1. Individuals should have complete responsibility 0.0%0
2.
22.2%2
3.
33.3%3
4.
22.2%2
5. Government should have complete responsibility
22.2%2

10. And how much responsibility should the government - as opposed to individuals - have in rebuilding areas affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters - if 1 indicates individuals should have complete responsibility and 5 indicates government should have complete responsibility.
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Count
1. Individuals should have complete responsibility 0.0%0
2. 0.0%0
3.
33.3%3
4.
55.6%5
5. Government should have complete responsibility
11.1%1

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11. What is your political party affiliation?
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Percent
Response
Count
Republican Party
12.5%1
Democratic Party
50.0%4
Independent
37.5%3
Don't know / Not available 0.0%0
Refused 0.0%0
Other (please specify)0

12. The terms "liberal" and "conservative" may mean different things to people, depending on the kind of issue one is considering. In terms of ECONOMIC issues, would you say you are:
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Percent
Response
Count
Very liberal 0.0%0
Liberal
25.0%2
Somewhat liberal
25.0%2
Moderate
37.5%3
Somewhat conservative 0.0%0
Conservative 0.0%0
Very conservative 0.0%0
Don't know / Not available 0.0%0
Refused
12.5%1

13. Now, thinking in terms of social issues and people's behavior, would you say you are:
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Percent
Response
Count
Very liberal
12.5%1
Liberal
12.5%1
Somewhat liberal
12.5%1
Moderate
12.5%1
Somewhat conservative 0.0%0
Conservative
12.5%1
Very conservative 0.0%0
Don't know / Not available 0.0%0
Refused
37.5%3

14. What race or ethnicity do you consider yourself?
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Percent
Response
Count
White
25.0%2
Black
12.5%1
Asian 0.0%0
Hispanic
12.5%1
Native American 0.0%0
Mixed race
12.5%1
Other 0.0%0
Don't know / Not available 0.0%0
Refused
37.5%3

15. What is the highest level of education you have received?
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Percent
Response
Count
Grade school
12.5%1
High school diploma/GED 0.0%0
Vocational/Technical Degree 0.0%0
Associates Degree 0.0%0
Bachelors Degree
50.0%4
Masters Degree
12.5%1
PhD/MD/JD 0.0%0
Other 0.0%0
Don't know / Not available 0.0%0
Refused
25.0%2

16. What was your age on your last birthday?
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Percent
Response
Count
17 or Younger
12.5%1
18-24 0.0%0
25-34 0.0%0
35-44
12.5%1
45-54
25.0%2
55-64
50.0%4
65-74 0.0%0
75-84 0.0%0
85 or older 0.0%0
Don't know / Not available 0.0%0
Refused 0.0%0

17. What is your marital status?
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Percent
Response
Count
Single
37.5%3
Married
25.0%2
Divorced/Separated
12.5%1
Widowed 0.0%0
Other
12.5%1
Don't know / Not available 0.0%0
Refused
12.5%1

18. What is your total 2007 household income before taxes? Please keep in mind this information is only for statistical purposes and will remain strictly confidential.
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Percent
Response
Count
$10,000 OR LESS 0.0%0
$10,001-$20,000 0.0%0
$20,001-$30,000 0.0%0
$30,001-$40,000
12.5%1
$40,001-$50,000 0.0%0
$50,001-$60,000
12.5%1
$60,001-$70,000
25.0%2
$70,001-$80,000 0.0%0
$80,001-$100,000
25.0%2
$100,001 OR MORE 0.0%0
Don't know / Not available 0.0%0
Refused
25.0%2

19. Gender?
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Percent
Response
Count
Male
50.0%4
Female
37.5%3
Don't know / Not available 0.0%0
Refused
12.5%1

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