Our study for Motorola Solutions, the 2023 Natural Disaster and Severe Weather Preparedness Survey, which captured sentiments from 1,000 United States citizens, was released in May. The study found that the number of natural disasters is on the rise in recent years, with one notable impact being that 66% of the public report that they have missed work, and 40% say that they have been unable to get necessities (food, water, gas, etc.) due to natural disasters. Despite these setbacks, respondents still have faith in emergency responders. An overwhelming majority (93%) of respondents say emergency responders are somewhat prepared, prepared or extremely prepared to help them/their communities in the event of a natural disaster.

Read more at Homeland Security Today and Motorola Solutions.

Author Notes:

Jeffrey Henning

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Jeffrey Henning, IPC is a professionally certified researcher and has personally conducted over 1,400 survey research projects. Jeffrey is a member of the Insights Association and the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers. In 2012, he was the inaugural winner of the MRA’s Impact award, which “recognizes an industry professional, team or organization that has demonstrated tremendous vision, leadership, and innovation, within the past year, that has led to advances in the marketing research profession.” In 2022, the Insights Association named him an IPC Laureate. Before founding Researchscape in 2012, Jeffrey co-founded Perseus Development Corporation in 1993, which introduced the first web-survey software, and Vovici in 2006, which pioneered the enterprise-feedback management category. A 35-year veteran of the research industry, he began his career as an industry analyst for an Inc. 500 research firm.