CRISIS LEVEL AND CIVIL DEFENSE ATTITUDES.
SIMULMATICS CORP NEW YORK
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Comparative Survey analysis was used to relate public opinions about Civil Defense to the level of international tension. Twelve clusters of similar questions from national surveys taken between 1952 and 1964 were analyzed to determine if there were any significant variations between surveys that could be accounted for by changes in the level of international tension. Clusters most significantly related to the tension level were Imminence of War and Home Preparations for Attack. In general it is concluded that it often is more important to have high continuity between surveys in questions asked and to have high flexibility in the timing of surveys. Author
- Civil Defense