Accession Number:

AD0648319

Title:

PUBLIC INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE REQUISITES OF A SHELTER SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA SOCIAL SYSTEMS PROGRAM

Report Date:

1966-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

This study of public information requirements for effective use of the shelter system is comprised of three separate but related parts. The first is an analysis of the types of items that make up the minimum required public information content for effective shelter system use. Public information in regard to threat warning, shelter-taking, and in-shelter survival is discussed. The audience for shelter information, the timing of shelter information campaigns, and the media for public information are also discussed. The second part of the report consists of a description of a shelter information study, in which 278 volunteers for AIR shelter research projects were interrogated on the nature and extent of their information and misinformation about shelter-related subject matter. Questions were asked about knowledge of warning signals, emergency communications, shelters and shelter supplies, fallout and its effects. The last section of the report contains the results of a content analysis to the public between 1959 and the present time. The purpose of the analysis was to discover the emphases and trends in the shelter-related guidance that the Government has made available to the public.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE