Mini Poll: A Message Louder Than A Siren


Do you own a cell phone?


Yes:
 95%
No:
 5%

 


Do you own a smart phone?


Yes:
 56%
No:
 35%
No, but it tries hard:
 9%

 


Do you receive text messages from any of the following? (check all that apply)


Friends:
 86%
Family:
 82%
Exes:
 10%
My own phone services provider:
 57%
My school:
 6%
My office:
 38%
Weather alerts:
 20%
Emergency alerts from local government:
 18%
News organizations:
 17%
TV shows:
 2%
Bands:
 4%
Spam marketers:
 23%
Something else:
 12%

 


Are you currently signed up to Nixle?


Yes:
 19%
No, because I have never heard of it:
 65%
No, because I don't have text messaging on my phone:
 6%
No, because I don't see the need:
 4%
No, because I don't like text messages:
 6%

 


If you knew that Nixle was free and will send you emergency texts (or emails) from the City’s Emergency Management Agency and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, would you sign up?


Yes:
 59%
Yes, if I got text messages:
 17%
No:
 23%

 


Do you -- or does your family -- have an emergency plan in the event of a fire, flood, earthquake, or other sort of catastrophe?


Yes:
 43%
No:
 55%
I don't know:
 2%

 


Do you have a weather radio?


Yes:
 31%
Yes, but I don't know where it is:
 4%
Yes, but it has no batteries right now:
 3%
No:
 62%

 


Have you ever been seriously affected by severe weather in St. Louis?


Yes:
 29%
No:
 71%

 


Do you think that weather has gotten more severe in St. Louis in the last few years?


Yes:
 59%
No:
 41%

 


Can you hear the City’s emergency sirens from your home?


Yes:
 79%
No:
 21%

Cellphone:

Yes:
 79%
No:
 21%

No Cellphone:

Yes:
 88%
No:
 13%

 


Can you hear any jurisdiction’s emergency sirens from your office?


Yes:
 59%
No:
 18%
I don't have an office:
 23%

Cellphone:

Yes:
 60%
No:
 19%
I don't have an office:
 21%

No Cellphone:

Yes:
 38%
No:
 6%
I don't have an office:
 56%

 


Do you pay attention to the outdoor warning sirens?


Yes, I take shelter as directed:
 34%
Yes, I hear them and wait for further instructions:
 51%
Yes, I hear them and complain about the noise:
 5%
No:
 10%

Cellphone:

Yes, I take shelter as directed:
 34%
Yes, I hear them and wait for further instructions:
 51%
Yes, I hear them and complain about the noise:
 5%
No:
 10%

No Cellphone:

Yes, I take shelter as directed:
 38%
Yes, I hear them and wait for further instructions:
 50%
Yes, I hear them and complain about the noise:
 6%
No:
 6%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.