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Survey: SHOH31

Question:
In the case of Hurricane Katrina, people died in Louisiana and Mississippi after refusing to follow official evacuation offers. But during Hurricane Rita, people died in vehicle accidents and got stranded along the roads as they tried to evacuate the Texas coast. How sure are you that you'd immediately evacuate your home if asked to do so by police in a local emergency? Are you very certain, somewhat certain, somewhat uncertain or very uncertain you'd immediately evacuate your home when asked to do so by police?

Answers: ( respondents)
Very certain 65%
Somewhat certain 17%
Somewhat uncertain 12%
Very uncertain 5%
Don't kniow 1%

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NOTE: The number of respondents to an individual question may vary from the number of respondents to the entire survey, as some items are restricted based on previous answers. The poll has an overall 4 percentage point margin of error, although the margin increases when examining attitudes among smaller groups within the survey. The margin for women only, for example, is 6 percent.