Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19132
 
1Do you know where to go when a tornado warning is issued?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 1.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes96%98%94%99%99%93%93%99%93%97%96%84%**95%96%100%
No3%1%5%1%1%7%4%1%6%2%4%16%**5%3%0%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%0%0%2%0%1%1%0%0%**0%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%21%29%17%53%47%81%5%8%5%45%33%21%
 
 
2Which of these best describes what you do when you first hear about a tornado warning? Do you do nothing? Do you put on the TV or radio? Go outside? Grab a camera? Take cover? Or do something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Do Nothing4%5%3%5%3%3%5%4%4%5%2%0%**4%3%6%
Put On The TV Or Radio63%67%58%53%66%68%67%58%68%66%41%70%**66%70%44%
Go Outside5%10%1%1%12%7%4%5%6%5%0%1%**4%8%4%
Grab a Camera1%1%0%0%1%1%0%1%1%1%0%0%**1%1%1%
Take Cover26%16%34%39%15%21%20%30%20%22%55%27%**23%17%44%
Something Else1%0%3%2%1%1%2%2%1%2%0%2%**2%1%1%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%2%0%**0%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%21%29%17%53%47%81%5%8%5%45%33%21%
 
 
3Which of these best describes what you do when you hear the tornado sirens?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Do Nothing1%1%1%0%1%1%3%0%2%1%0%0%**1%1%1%
Put On The TV Or Radio26%24%27%19%22%31%34%20%32%28%9%28%**30%25%18%
Go Outside11%18%4%10%21%8%4%14%7%9%0%21%**7%19%8%
Grab a Camera2%2%1%4%0%0%0%3%0%1%0%11%**0%4%0%
Take Cover58%53%62%63%53%58%53%59%57%57%90%40%**59%48%71%
Something Else2%1%3%2%2%1%4%2%2%3%0%0%**3%2%2%
Not Sure1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%0%**1%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%21%29%17%53%47%81%5%8%5%45%33%21%
 
 
4Where do you mostly get your weather warnings from? From weather radio? Radio? TV? The internet? Or somewhere else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Weather Radio16%14%18%23%10%11%17%18%13%16%35%1%**11%11%32%
Radio9%9%8%11%5%7%11%9%8%9%10%12%**9%8%7%
TV66%64%68%56%70%75%67%61%72%68%49%67%**70%67%57%
The Internet7%9%5%8%13%5%2%10%4%5%0%20%**6%10%3%
Somewhere Else3%3%2%3%2%2%3%3%2%2%6%1%**3%3%1%
Not Sure0%---------------
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%21%29%17%53%47%81%5%8%5%45%33%21%
 
 
5Do you pay more attention to weather warnings after a significant tornado, such those in Greensburg or Joplin? Do you pay less attention? Or do you pay about the same amount of attention?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
More38%33%43%45%31%36%36%40%36%35%83%52%**35%26%62%
Less2%2%1%0%1%3%3%0%3%2%2%1%**1%2%2%
About The Same60%64%56%53%68%61%60%59%61%63%7%46%**63%71%35%
Not Sure1%1%0%1%1%0%1%1%1%0%8%0%**1%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%21%29%17%53%47%81%5%8%5%45%33%21%
 
 
6How clearly you understand the difference between watches and warnings? Very clearly? Somewhat clearly? Not very clearly? Or not at all clearly?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / NortheasSoutheasWestern
Very82%79%84%81%87%80%79%83%80%85%69%51%**80%80%87%
Somewhat11%12%10%6%10%13%17%8%14%12%9%7%**13%12%6%
Not Very4%4%4%4%2%7%2%3%5%2%22%16%**6%1%7%
Not At All2%5%0%7%0%0%1%4%0%0%0%26%**0%7%0%
Not Sure1%0%2%2%0%0%0%1%0%1%0%0%**2%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%21%29%17%53%47%81%5%8%5%45%33%21%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.