2021 National Household Survey
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released the results from the 2021 National Household Survey and will host two webinars to review the results. Download the summary here.
Click the links below to sign up! And read below for a preview the NHS 2021 results.
2021 NHS Summary Part I – Key Findings and National Overview
- Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. To view the webinar recording, click here.
2021 NHS Summary Part II – Hazards and Demographic Summaries
- Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. To view the webinar recording, click here.
Every year, FEMA surveys the public to assess the Nation’s progress in building a culture of preparedness. FEMA also reviews the perceptions and experiences that influence people to take steps to become more prepared. This year, the survey respondent sample size was raised from 5,000 to 7,000 people and fielding was completed in a mix of phone and online-based forms.
You may find more in-depth findings for each of the key messages in the National Household Survey Data Digest.
Key messages from the 2021 National Household Survey:
Measuring Preparedness Behavior Change in America – The Stages of Change
FEMA uses the Stages of Change (SoC) model and other social science models to guide evidence-based program and policy decisions to maximize impacts. The SoC model measures an individual’s attitude and behavior regarding preparedness based on the principle that the process of changing an individual’s behavior occurs progressively across five stages. Behavior changes in people can take time, which is why we track the SoC for the Nation over multiple years. In this way, noticeable changes happening at the national level can be easily viewed.
In 2021, the NHS has been updated to give specific looks at Historically Underserved Communities. An example is below for those living in urban, sub-urban, and the historically underserved rural community. Download the NHS public summary to see all of the results observed in the 2021 survey.
Join us for a webinar where FEMA will discuss findings for a wide range of observations of preparedness attitudes, trends, and behaviors across the United States.
- NHS 2021 Webinar Part 1 (October 14 at 2:00 PM EST): View the Recording Here
- NHS 2021 Webinar Part 2 (October 28 at 2:00 PM EST): View the Recording Here
- 2021 National Household Survey Summary: Public Summary
- 2021 National Household Survey Data Digest: Data Digest
- National Household Survey OpenFEMA (raw data): Download Page
- FEMA Preparedness Research: https://www.ready.gov/preparedness-research