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APPENDIX D DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RESPONDENT SAMPLE . TABLE A AGE OF RESPONDENT Under 31 31 - 40 41 - 50 51 - 60 1 Over 61 5 (14470) 1 21 (19~6$o) 1 29 (27~1%) 1 20 (18.7%) 1 18 (16.8%) 1 J = Undete rmined 4 (3. Rho) TABLE B SOCIO-ECONOWC STATUS . Upper Upper Middle Lower Middle 0 28 (26. Rho) ~60 (56. rho) Lower Undeterminec] 12 (11.2%) 7 (6. 5$o) TABLE C SCHOOLING . , None Below 8th Completed Attended Completed Grade 8th Grade H. S. H. S. . . I(. Rho) 16~15~o) 9(8. 47) ~ 21(19.6$0) 23(21.5~o) . . ._ . _ Attended Completed Undete rmined College College 16(15$0) 5(4. 7$o) 1 6(15$o) TABLE D LENGTH OF RESIDENCE IN PORT JERVIS _ . . Less than ~ year 1-6 yes. 6-10 yrs. 11-20 yes. ~.. . O 9~8.45ro) 13~12. 1$o) 15(14$0) 111 21-40 yrs. 37(34. Rho) _ ~ 41 or more Undetermined 28(26. Rho) 5(4. 770)

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TABLE E NUMBER IN HOUSEHOLD .. 1 . .. _ _ | None | One | 2 - 3 | 4 - 5 16 or more Determined Total Number O 1 ( 0. Do) 56 (52. Do) 33 (30. S$o) 15 (14. 0~) 2 (1. Do) Children 1 74 (69. 2%) 1 1. (11. 2%) 1 17 (15. 9%) 1 1 ( 0 9%)1 1 ( o. 9%~1 2 (1 9%) TABLE F Yes . . _ No Undete r mine d _ 2 4 ( 2 2 e Do) 1 0 ( 9. 3$o) 1 4 ( 1 3 e 1 To) 5 ( 4 . 7$o) Automobile in Household Telephone in Household 73 (663. 2~4 88 (82. 270) TABLE G CONTENT OF THREAT MESSAGES CONTENT . Threat Numb e r ir st r Second I l Bird 19. 21.3 0. 0 32.17~7 2~6 35e 96e 4 2~63~8 1. 30. 0 9~07~7 100. 026. 9 78 21 Total Number Threats . _ The Wallenpaupack (or Hawley) Darts has broken Sorne (unspecified) dam has broken Some ~ specified or unspecified) dam has broken - - get up to the hills Get up to the hill s The~Wallpack Dam has broken Content impo s sible to dete amine Total pe r cent re spondents Total number respondents _ *In all, the 78 respondents received a total of 106 messages. 112 16 33 3. 8 1. 3 O. O 1. 3 9. 0 7 36 6 14 1 06*

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TABLE H CONTENT OF DENIAL MESSAGES CONTENT Me s s age Number Fir st Second = 32. 1 28. 2 1 7 6.4 2.6 1 1.3 0.0 0.0 12. 8 2.6 5. 1 2.6 3. 8 3. 8 1 1. 5 6.4 1. 3 5. 1 3.8 6. 4 0.0 0. 0 0. 0 1. 3 0. 0 0.0 2.6 1. 3 19.2 24.3 28. 2 . ~. 1 00. 0 79. 5 1 78 62 Third Total Number of Denials Report is false Report is false, go home Report is false, turn up your radio so others may hear Report Is false (in answer to re spondent' s que stion) (Any) dam did not break (Any) dam did not break, go home (Any) dam did not beetle, we have checked with dam officials Same as above, but respondent is told to go home No basis for rumor now Go home Water did not come Undete rmined content 9 3 2. 6 2. 6 2. 6 6.4 61 8 1 14 8 8 19 8 1 3 56 Total per cent respondents 66. 7 Total number respondents 113 52 192

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