Risk Perception

Outcome indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of the target households perceiving a high likelihood of being severely affected by [specify the hazard]
% des ménages cibles percevant une probabilité élevée d'être gravement touchés par [précisez le risque]
% cílových domácností vnímajících vysokou pravděpodobnost, že v případě [určete daný hazard] budou těžce postiženy

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of the target households perceiving a high likelihood of being severely affected by [specify the hazard]

French: % des ménages cibles percevant une probabilité élevée d'être gravement touchés par [précisez le risque]

Czech: % cílových domácností vnímajících vysokou pravděpodobnost, že v případě [určete daný hazard] budou těžce postiženy

What is its purpose?

The indicator identifies the extent to which the target households feel vulnerable to a given hazard (for example, flash floods). Theoretically, the more prepared a household is, the less vulnerable it should feel.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of your target group members:

 

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTION (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Q1: In your opinion, if a [specify the hazard] happens, how likely it is that you and your family will be severely affected? Is it very likely, likely or unlikely?

A1:

1) very likely

2) likely

3) unlikely

4) does not know

  

NOTE: Only answer "very likely" counts as "perceiving a high likelihood".

    

Calculate the indicator's value by dividing the number of respondents perceiving a high likelihood of being severely affected by a given hazard by the total number of respondents (exclude those with "does not know" answer) and multiplying the result by 100. 

Important Comments

1) If your resources allow, consider segregating the responses according to a specific vulnerability - for example, being poor or member of an excluded minority.

  

2) Ensure that all data collectors have the same understanding of what "very likely", "likely" and "unlikely" means and can provide the respondents with the same examples. Discuss also how to explain the meaning of "severely" in the same way. 

 

3) Consider disaggregating the data by sex. 

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