Mini Poll: Earthquakes & Preparation


Have you ever felt an earthquake?


Yes:
 90%
No:
 10%

 


Do you recall the magnitude of the earthquake?


Yes, 2.5 or less on the Richter scale:
 11%
Yes, 2.6 - 5.4:
 29%
Yes, 5.5 - 6.0:
 8%
Yes, 6.1 - 6.9:
 4%
Yes, 7.0 - 7.9:
 1%
Yes, 8.0 or greater:
 0%
No, I don't recall:
 38%
I have never felt an earthquake:
 8%

 


Was property damage caused by that earthquake?


Yes, a lot:
 2%
Yes, some:
 22%
No, not really:
 67%
I have never felt an earthquake:
 9%

 


What do you think the likelihood is of a damaging earthquake happening here in the St. Louis region in the next year?


Certain:
 1%
Very likely:
 5%
Likely:
 11%
Somewhat likely:
 52%
Not at all likely:
 30%

 


What do you think the likelihood is of a damaging earthquake happening here in the St. Louis region in the next hundred years?


Certain:
 17%
Very likely:
 41%
Likely:
 26%
Somewhat likely:
 14%
Not at all likely:
 2%

 


Do you think that the St. Louis region is reasonably prepared to respond to a damage-causing earthquake?



Yes:
 21%
No:
 79%

 


Did your school have earthquake drills?



Yes:
 24%
No:
 76%

 


Is your own home covered by earthquake insurance?


Yes:
 49%
No:
 20%
I have no idea, but I will check:
 23%
I have no idea, and I have no intention of checking:
 8%

 


Are you enrolled in an alert system, like Nixle.com, that would send a text message or status update to you during an emergency?


Yes:
 6%
No:
 47%
No, but I would be interested in such a system:
 47%

 


Do you have any supplies, like bottled water or nonperishable food, set aside for emergencies?


Yes:
 17%
Yes, but not enough:
 33%
No:
 51%

 


Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Obama is handling the US response to the earthquake in Haiti?


Yes:
 86%
No:
 14%

 


Do you think that the US has a responsibility to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti?


Yes:
 86%
No:
 14%

 


Have you donated money to a relief fund for Haiti?


Yes:
 47%
No:
 26%
Not yet, but I plan to:
 28%

 


What grade would you give national news media for their coverage of the Haiti earthquake?


A:
 28%
B:
 39%
C:
 19%
D:
 4%
F:
 1%
Incomplete:
 8%

 


Which of the following explanations for earthquakes would be your second choice?


Norse mythology: violent struggles of the god Loki:
 17%
Japanese mythology: giant catfish named Namazu:
 13%
Pliny the Elder: underground thunderstorms:
 25%
Thomas Prince: electricity/prevalence of lightning rods:
 3%
Sharon Stone: bad karma/Chinese policy regarding Tibet:
 9%
Pat Robertson: pact with Satan/Haitian revolution:
 10%
Danny Glover: climate change/global warming/Copenhagen summit:
 23%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.