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Levels of knowledge were similar in 2006 (29% very, 52% somewhat knowledgeable). Knowledge of disaster preparedness is similar across regions. Whites (46%) are more than twice as likely as Latinos (21%) to say they are very knowledgeable. Men (37%) are somewhat more likely than women (29%) and homeowners (37%) are somewhat more likely than renters (29%) to be very knowledgeable.  Many Californians are worried about the potential impact of a disaster on their household. More than six in 10 Californians are either very (28%) or somewhat (36%) worried that a household member will experience personal injury, property damage, or that a disaster such as a major earthquake will result in a major disruption of their household routine. Californians today are somewhat more likely than they were in 2006 to be very worried (28% to 20% in 2006). Today, Californians in Los Angeles County (38%) are more likely than those in the Central Valley (29%), the San Francisco Bay Area (24%), the Inland Empire (22%), and Orange/San Diego Counties (19%) to be very worried about the impact of a disaster. Latinos (48%) are by far the most likely racial/ ethnic group to be very worried (27% Asians, 21% blacks, and 15% whites). Women (33%) and renters (35%) are more likely than men (23%) and homeowners (23%) to be very worried.  Californians are more likely to have a disaster supplies kit than a definite disaster plan. Fifty-two percent of Californians report having a disaster supplies kit, while 47% say they do not have one. More Californians reported having a kit in 2006 (60% yes, 40% no). Residents in Los Angeles County (57%) are the most likely to report having a disaster kit, followed by those in the San Francisco Bay Area (53%), the Inland Empire (49%), Orange/San Diego Counties (49%), and the Central Valley (47%). Among racial/ethnic groups, whites (55%) are the most likely to have a disaster plan, followed by blacks (50%), Latinos (49%), and Asians (47%). Six in 10 Californians age 35 and older (59%) have a disaster kit, while a similar share of those 18 to 34 (58%) do not have one. Fewer than half of Californians (44%) say they have a definite disaster plan, while about half (51%) say they do not have one. Findings were similar in 2006 (47% yes, 48% no). Today, fewer than half across regions report having a definite disaster plan. Asians (53%) and whites (48%) are more likely than blacks (39%) and Latinos (36%) to have such a plan.  Confidence in federal readiness has risen, but Californians still trust state and local governments more. Two in three Californians have a great deal (20%) or some (46%) confidence in the federal government’s readiness to respond to disasters; three in ten have very little (22%) or no confidence (10%). This marks a sharp increase from 2006, when only four in 10 expressed confidence (9% great deal, 32% some). Today, residents in Los Angeles County (26%) are the most likely to be very confident about the federal government, followed by those in the San Francisco Bay Area (19%), Orange/San Diego Counties (18%), the Central Valley (17%), and the Inland Empire (16%). Californians have more confidence in their state and local government: nearly three in four have a great deal (27%) or some (46%) confidence, while one in four have very little (18%) or no confidence (7%). This marks a 14 point increase in confidence since 2006 (13% great deal, 46% some). Today, residents in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area (31% each) are the most likely to be very confident, followed by those in Orange/San Diego Counties (26%), the Central Valley (24%), and the Inland Empire (19%). Asians (40%) and Latinos (31%) are more likely than blacks and whites (21% each) to be very confident about state and local government readiness. www.ppic.org DISASTER PERCEPTIONS AND PREPAREDNESS October 2014 How worried are you that you and the members of your household will experience personal injury, property damage or a major disruption of your routine if there is a disaster, such as a major earthquake? All adults 28 36 24 11 Central Valley San Francisco Bay Area Los Angeles Orange/San Diego 29 24 38 19 28 26 17 39 29 7 37 15 10 37 33 11 Very worried Somewhat worried Not too worried Not at all worried Inland Empire 22 45 21 11 0 20 40 60 80 100 % Does your household have a disaster supplies kit equipped with food, water, and other essential supplies? 1% Does your household have a definite disaster plan in case of an earthquake, flood, or other disaster? 4% 1% 47% 52% 51% 44% Yes No Don't know Yes No Not very definite plan (vol) Don't know 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 How much confidence do you have in the ____________ government in terms of their readiness to respond to disasters, such as a major earthquake in California? Federal 10 24 22 34 32 9 2006 46 20 2014 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 State and local 11 7 18 28 46 46 13 2006 27 2014 None Very little Some A great deal Sources: PPIC Statewide Surveys, March 2006 (2,002 adults) and September 2014 (1,702 adults). 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