Poll: People Believe U.S. Still Unprepared for Disasters

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center says that nearly 6 in 10, or 57 percent, say the country is not better prepared for another disaster like a hurricane.

Roughly equal numbers of Democrats, Republicans and independents share that gloomy outlook.

The poll also finds that nearly 7 in 10 think progress has been made rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf.

People in the South say they feel most strongly about it, with 75 percent of them saying progress has been made.


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  • by bob Location: meridian on Aug 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    while a lot of things went wrong 5 yrs. ago, people have to be more prepared themselves. the need to have a minimum of 3-5 days of food and water. because we something happens you can't be sure when or if help will arrive. be a good boy scout and "be prepared"
  • by kathy Location: meridian on Aug 26, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    I DON'T THINK WE ARE PREPARED...LOOK HOW LONG IT TOOK FOR THE FEDERAL GOV TOOK TO GET THOSE POOR PEOPLE HELP.IT'S LIKE WE WERE A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY...THERE WAS NO EXCUSE FOR THE SORRY LACK OF HELP.
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