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Most Americans Believe Country Isn't Prepared

By Alabama Public Radio

Undated – A year after Hurricane Katrina, a new poll suggests most Americans don't believe the nation is ready for another major disaster. Fifty-seven percent in the poll said they believed at least somewhat strongly that the country is ill-prepared. The poll indicates that poor people are more likely to fear becoming victims of the next disaster. The survey also found a diminishing faith in the government's ability to deal with emergencies and gave President Bush poor marks for his handling of the storm's aftermath. Just one in three Americans polled said they believe Bush did a good job with Katrina.

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