Our Doomsday Preppers Survey Says…

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Below are the results of our survey. We ran the survey for only one week after the first two episodes of National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” Series aired on February 7th 2012. This survey was conducted from a web-wide base of Preppers from all walks of life.

We hope the results are inspiring!

 

1. Select THREE of the people/families identified in the two 2/7/12 episodes of National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” with whom you identify with the most:

Paul and Gloria, The Retiree Preppers        44.0%    40
Christopher Nyerges, The Street Survivor    19.8%    18
Megan Hurwitt, The Young Urban Prepper    8.8%    8
David Sarti, The Hillbilly Prepper            31.9%    29
Kellene Bishop, The Gourmet Prepper        50.5%    46
Kathy Harrison, The Doris Day of Doom        27.5%    25
      Dennis Evers, The “Godfather” Prepper        52.7%    48

2. Was there one Prepper Family highlighted that you felt was the most ‘unrealistic’ in their approach and why?

Paul and Gloria, The Retiree Preppers        6.4%    6
Christopher Nyerges, The Street Survivor    16.0%    15
Megan Hurwitt, The Young Urban Prepper    26.6%    25
David Sarti, The Hillbilly Prepper        4.3%    4
Kellene Bishop, The Gourmet Prepper        3.2%    3
Kathy Harrison, The Doris Day of Doom        40.4%    38
Dennis Evers, The “Godfather” Prepper        1.1%    1
Paul and Gloria, The Retiree Preppers        8.5%    8

78 People Commented on: “Why this choice?”

3. Thus far – to date of the 2/7/12 airing – Do you feel that National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” selected a realistic cross-section of the preparedness society?

   YES         54.8%    51
NO         45.2%    42

45 People Commented on: “If you chose “NO”…Please tell us why”.

4. Based on the two episodes and pilot thus far, do you feel that the National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” represented are:

Unstable         10.9%    10
Dangerous         8.7%    8
Naive             14.1%    13
Paranoid         27.2%    25
Terrorists         0.0%    0
 Helpful             59.8%    55
Clever             55.4%    51
Unique             42.4%    39
Prudent             52.2%    48
Valid             53.3%    49
 Responsible         64.1%    59
Reclusive         8.7%    8
Anti-social         9.8%    9
Activists         20.7%    19
Uneducated         7.6%    7
Hoarders         17.4%    16
Selfish             1.1%    1
Skilled             71.7%    66

63 People Commented on “What way do you see them depicting preppers?”

5. (Select one & comment) Based on the two episodes and pilot thus far, do you feel that the National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” series is trying to sensationalize and/or polarize Preppers by a slant or way they are depicted or that they are attempting to be unbiased?

   A definite negative slant    51.1%    48
A definite positive slant    12.8%    12
An unbiased approach        36.2%    34

74 People Commented on: “Why do you choose the above answer?”

6. If given the opportunity, would YOU be willing to be highlighted on a show (maybe not this one) to share with the world, how you prepare? Don’t worry. We can’t tell who you are and no one is going to come knocking on your door! (o: So you’re free to be honest!

YES         20.2%19
    NO        79.8%75

82 People Commented on: “Why or Why not?”

 

Disclaimer by the owners of this blog, Joseph & Donna Miller of Your Preparation Station and Millers Grain House.  We … 1) Do not work with National Geographic or Doomsday Preppers Series and 2) may or may not agree with the survey results.

But we DO ACKNOWLEDGE that due to some of the content in the written comments by the prepping society, we prefer to leave those comments unpublished on our blog. Our intent here is to ENCOURAGE others in  their attempts at preparedness living. 

If you would like our opinions, directly – join our Facebook Page and listen to the Saturday Radio Show, Your Preparation Station with Donna Miller on BlogTalkRadio.com ….for a transparent opinion from the hostess.

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