Tuesday, August 08, 2006

National Katrina Poll

The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a national poll that was released today on the nation's attitudes towards Hurricane Katrina, the aftermath and the status of New Orleans in general.

The full PDF can be viewed by following this link, otherwise here are some of the results:

• How often do you think about Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath?
  • Very often: 20%
  • Somewhat Often: 40%
  • Not Too Often: 29%
  • Not At All: 11%
  • Don't Know: 1%
• Do you think that by now, most people affected by Hurricane Katrina have gotten the help they need with housing, health care, and restoring their lives, or do you think that most people affected by the hurricane have NOT gotten the help they need?
  • Most have NOT gotten the help that they need: 70%
  • Most have gotten the help that they need: 23%
  • Don't know: 7%
• Do you think that the state and local governments in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina have gotten the help they need from the federal government to restore services and infrastructure, or do you think the federal government has NOT done enough to help state and local governments in the affected areas?
  • The Federal Government has NOT done enough to help: 56%
  • State & Local Governments have gotten the help they need: 30%
  • Don't know: 15%
• Now thinking specifically about New Orleans, which of the following do you think best describes the situation in New Orleans today?
  • The city is still in crisis and not functioning well: 30%
  • There is still major work to be done to get the city up and running: 52%
  • There is some work to be done, but most people are back to their normal lives: 11%
  • Things are back to normal: 2%
  • Don't know: 5%
Maybe the only people with Katrina fatigue are the national media, the Federal Government and, of course, all of us down here in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.



Blogger Mills said...

One place we haven't gotten Katrina Fatique is at the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (http://hurricanearchive.org). We're working hard to preserve the history of both Katrina and Rita--the history that the average citizen creates, as opposed to the bits and pieces available from the mainstream news media or the sanitized version from various official groups. We've already archived more than 3,000 digital objects--stories, images, files, blog posts, etc., and will be giving them permanent home at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (http://chnm.gmu.edu). I hope you'll take a minute or two to poke around in the archive (more than 1,000 objects are already available for searching) and leave your own story. All the best, Mills Kelly, Assistant Professor, Department of History, George Mason University (http://chnm.gmu.edu/history/faculty/kelly/blogs/edwired).

12:21 PM, August 10, 2006  

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