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Studies from Rutgers State University Add New Findings in the Area of Risk Management (Public Support for Policies to Reduce Risk After Hurricane...

August 1, 2014



Studies from Rutgers State University Add New Findings in the Area of Risk Management (Public Support for Policies to Reduce Risk After Hurricane Sandy)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Fresh data on Risk Management are presented in a new report. According to news originating from New Brunswick, New Jersey, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "A phone survey was conducted in New Jersey in 2013 four months after the second of two major devastating tropical storms (Sandy in 2012 and Irene in 2011). The objective was to estimate public support for restricting land uses in flood zones, requiring housing to be built to resist storm waters, and otherwise increasing mitigation and resilience."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Rutgers State University, "Respondents who supported these mitigation and resilience policies disproportionately were concerned about global climate change, trusted climate scientists and the federal government, and were willing to contribute to a redevelopment program through taxes, bonds, and fees. They also tended to have collectivist and egalitarian worldviews. Half of the respondents supported at least four of the seven risk-reducing policies. How their support translates into public policy remains to be seen."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Lack of willingness to personally fund these policies is an obstacle."

For more information on this research see: Public Support for Policies to Reduce Risk After Hurricane Sandy. Risk Analysis, 2014;34(6):997-1012. Risk Analysis can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Risk Analysis - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1539-6924)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M.R. Greenberg, Rutgers State University, Sch Environm & Biol Sci, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, United States. Additional authors for this research include M.D. Weiner, R. Noland, J. Herb, M. Kaplan and A.J. Broccoli.

Keywords for this news article include: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America, Risk Management

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