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turism&travel : Most Americans think devastating natural disasters are increasing
Friday 08 July 2011
NEW YORK - Reading or watching the news, one might be struck by the seemingly constant barrage of reports of disasters, both natural in origin and not.
In fact, some colleges and universities have begun offering coursework in emergency and disaster management, as these impactful and unplanned events continue to shape our world. When Americans were asked if they think that there have been more devastating natural disasters, including hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes recently, three quarters of U.S. adults say there have been more (76%) with three in ten saying there have been much more (31%); only 2% say there have been less and 23% say there have been neither more nor less.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,163 adults surveyed online between June 13 and 20