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Issue 8: So Cal Residents Expect Major Quake in Next Five Years

  • Author(s): Haselhoff, Kim
  • Ong, Paul M.
  • Graham, Matthew
  • et al.

According to a 2005 survey sponsored by the UCLA Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, over three quarters of Southern California residents think it is likely that we will have a major earthquake in the next five years. This level of concern cuts across demographic groups. However, most Southern California residents have confidence in their local government’s ability to respond quickly and effectively in the aftermath of a major earthquake. More details on the public’s perceptions of earthquake risk and earthquake preparedness can be found in SCS Fact Sheet no. 8.

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