This dataset contains survey data of the U.S. adult population that includes self-reported heat-health symptoms, protective behaviors implemented during heat waves, and perceptions of how a heat wave would affect personal health and the health of others. Temperature estimates of what participants may have experienced the summer prior to the survey are included at the county level. Demographic variables and spatial scales by region, state, and county are also included.
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NSF, Division of Social and Economic Sciences
Utah State University
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Collaborative Research: Multi-scale Modeling of Public Perceptions of Heat Wave Risk
Survey data were collected through a national survey of U.S. adults (18+) conducted from September 30, 2015 to October 19, 2015 (n=1,330) with a margin of error of +/-3% at 95% confidence. Temperature variables were derived from the PRISM Climate Group and Daymet. Metro vs. Non-metro codes were derived from USDA Classification codes. See associated publications for details of these data.
Esplin, E. D., Marlon, J. R., Leiserowitz, A., & Howe, P. D. (2019). “Can You Take the Heat?” Heat-Induced Health Symptoms Are Associated with Protective Behaviors. Weather, Climate, and Society, 11(2), 401–417. https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0035.1
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Esplin, E. D., Marlon, J. R., Leiserowitz, A., & Howe, P. D. (2018). Replication data for “Can you take the heat?" Heat-health symptoms are associated with protective behaviors. Utah State University. https://doi.org/10.15142/T3736T
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