THE FALLOUT PROTECTION BOOKLET: 2. A COMPARISON AMONG FOUR GROUPS OF DIFFERING LEVELS OF INTEREST IN SHELTER CONSTRUCTION
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING COLL OF COMMUNICATION ARTS
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A study was made of the impact of the Fallout Protection booklet which was published by OCD in December of 1961. While collecting data specific to that objective, other useful information relevant to public information about and attitudes toward civil defense was collected. Report 1 presented data on the accuracy of public knowledge about nuclear attack and civil defense, the favorability of public attitudes toward civil defense measures, other estimates of the public as to the threat of nuclear war and the relative effectiveness of various shelter inducements and inducement agents, and indices of public exposure to shelter information. Report 1 also analyzed attitudinal and demographic correlates of shelter knowledge, beliefs, and plans. This report is the second of a series of four. Data are presented from an analysis of respondents, who were classified into four levels of interest with respect to constructing family shelters. Report 3 will summarize a methodological study which compared the pretest responses of those who responded, refused, or were non-reachable on the post-test. Finally, Report 4 will present the major findings of the impact of the Fallout Protection booklet.
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