Household Emergency Preparedness: What Drives People to (Not) Prepare for Future Societal and Environmental Crises?

Research project
Active research
Project size
Project period
2022 - 2026
Project owner
Department of Political Science

Short description

Extreme weather events, floods, and wildfires are more common and severe than in past years (IPCC, 2022), and citizens’ emergency preparedness is essential for societies to coop with such future crises (MSB, 2010). Yet, many citizens are not prepared for these emergencies. The project will seek to answer questions such as: Which psychological barriers hinder citizens from undertaking emergency preparedness? What factors can explain citizens’ acceptance of policies aimed to stimulate emergency preparedness.