2008 Emergency Preparedness Survey
In 2008, the Citizen Readiness subcommittee of the Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee (MEMC) contracted with ETC Institute of Olathe, Kan., to conduct an Emergency Preparedness Survey of residents in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
The six-page survey was mailed to a random sample of 5,000 residents living in households in seven metropolitan counties in the Kansas City area -- Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. The seven counties were divided into fifteen sub-areas allowing for more refined analysis.
Approximately 10 days after the surveys were mailed, residents who received the survey were contacted by phone. Those who indicated that they had not yet returned the survey were given the option of completing it by phone.
Of the 5,000 households that received a survey, 847 households returned the survey by mail and 399 completed it by phone for a total of 1,246 completed surveys. A minimum of at least 80 surveys were completed in each of the 15 county sub-areas included in the sampling plan. Once all the data collection was complete, the overall results were weighted to reflect the actual population for each of the seven counties.
The survey report is now available online in two PDF files:
- The Final Report (3.2 MB) contains an executive summary, charts and graphs, GIS maps, crosstabs by county and sub-area, tabular data and a copy of the survey instrument
- The Appendix (0.9 MB) contains crosstabs by demographic categories such as age, income, education, race, gender, home ownership status and more.