Personal Preparedness in America: Findings from the 2009 Citizen Corps National Survey [open pdf - 688KB]
"Disaster preparedness became a renewed priority for our nation as a direct response to the devastation of September 11, 2001. Following the tragedies of that day, government at all levels has imbedded stronger collaboration with non-governmental civic and private sector organizations and the general public in policies and practices. The Citizen Corps grassroots model of community preparedness has spread across the country, and Americans have been asked to become fully aware, trained, and practiced on how to respond to potential threats and hazards. To evaluate the nation's progress on personal preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Community Preparedness Division and Citizen Corps conduct national household surveys to measure the public's knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors relative to preparing for a range of hazards. This report provides a summary of the findings from the 2007 Citizen Corps National Survey."
Citizen Corps: http://www.citizencorps.gov/