American’s Preparedness for Disaster or Emergency Improves

Source: American Red Cross and Council for Excellence in Government, October 2007

From the press release:
The nation’s RQ (Readiness Quotient) -a barometer of the public’s preparedness for a weather emergency, natural disaster or terrorist attack-inched up nearly a point from 15 months ago, according to a report released today by the American Red Cross and the Council for Excellence in Government.

The nation’s collective level of preparedness has increased to 4.14 out of a possible 10, compared to 3.31 in June 2006. The survey found that the biggest gains were in the public’s level of preparedness awareness, but more work needs to be done to engage people in taking preparedness actions.
See also:
National results
Test Your RQ
Online education module
2006 report

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