October 22, 2014 1:32 am
The survey includes information about neighborhood social life, use of public transportation, and the extent to which American families are prepared for disaster:
Neighborhood Social Life
- More than three-quarters of households report talking to their neighbor within the past month (82.4 percent).
- Over half of households strongly agree they get along with their neighbors (50.7 percent).
- Nearly half are very willing to help their neighbors (49.7 percent).
- Twenty million households use some form of public transportation, primarily local buses.
- More than 40 percent (40.2 percent) of households report biking or walking to nearby destinations such as entertainment, grocery stores, shopping centers, work, school and places of worship.
- Sixty-four million households report sidewalks in their neighborhood.
- Less than 15 percent of households report their neighborhoods have dedicated bike lanes (14.5 percent).
- Over 75 percent of households claim to have enough non-perishable food to sustain family members for three days (83.7 percent).
- Thirty-eight percent of 2-or-more-person households have an agreed-upon meeting location in the event of an emergency.
- More than 56 million households have a pet, with 15.2 million requiring help evacuating their pets in the event of an emergency.
- Over one-fifth of households do not have sufficient funds ($2000) in the event of an emergency evacuation (27.7 percent).
Published with permission from RISMedia.