English title: Natural Disaster and its Reflections in Opinions and Attitudes of ESS 2 Respondents in Slovakia

Author(s): Denisa Fedáková - Michal Kentoš - Jozef Výrost -

Language: English

Type: Conference paper/poster

Year: 2007

Abstract

During the fieldwork period of ESS 2 in Slovakia the windstorm in the most attractive Slovak mountains destination The High Tatras occurred (on 19 November 2004). It lasted just a few hours but damaged more than 12,7 million m³ of forest and extent of damage is estimated at 1,8 milliards SKK. This event was of a great significance for Slovak citizens. Media of all kinds had monitored the situation in the Tatras for at least one month. The reflections of the event in the responses of Slovak respondents are presented in the paper. On the three groups of respondents (interviews taken before the disaster, immediately after and some time after it) the impact of the event at the media watching, reading, political engagement and well-being was analyzed.

Conference name: European Survey Research Association

Location: Prague

Start date: Jun 25, 2007

Type: Paper

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