From the Lansing State Journal
But a new report out of Michigan State University shows they do have plenty of reasons to worry about their jobs; man-made reasons.
For starters, mentioning the government in any evacuation order will make Michiganians less likely to comply with it.
That's just one fascinating and disturbing finding in a poll conducted through MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (www.ippsr.msu.edu).
The survey sought to identify Michigan attitudes toward emergency evacuation orders, with some respondents first prompted by reminders of 2005's destructive hurricanes.
If you are a disaster-response official, the best news is that 69 percent of all respondents said they were "very likely" to comply with an evacuation order.
From there, though, it gets murky.
Researchers found attitudes toward evacuation shifted along with government involvement. The best response came with an evacuation order that made no mention of any government agency. Likely compliance rates dropped with each successive level of government, with the mention of the Federal Emergency Management Agency getting the worst response.
If the #@%@ hits the fan, I certainly won't be counting on government. Government isn't competent, nor trustworthy enough to get the job done.