THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS SAFETY SURVEY-2014

My name is ____________, and I’m calling from Gallup International Research.  We’re conducting a short survey of   Syracuse university main campus on the safety of the students and other staff members.  The survey will take less than five minutes, and I would highly appreciate your help. The information that you are going to share with me will be kept confidential and there is nobody who will know it. Also at the end of this interview, I am going to tell you who is the sponsor of this research

May I please speak with someone who has a student at Syracuse University main campus or who has somebody he/she knows there?

{REPEAT INTRO IF ANOTHER PERSON COMES TO PHONE}

  1. First, I need to confirm that you are a student at Syracuse University, you have a student studying there, or you know somebody who works there.

\YES……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

NO………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2 {POLITELY TERMINATE}

DON’T KNOW………………………………………………………………………………………. 9 {POLITELY TERMINATE}

 

 

  1. If you are a student for how long have you been studying in the Syracuse University main campus?

(0-6 months)………………………………………………………………………1

(6months-I year)………………………………………………………………….5

(1-2 years)…………………………………………………………………………7

(2-4 years)………………………………………………………………………..9

(Others)…………………………………………………………………………..2

  1. 3. What type of a student are you?

International………………………………………………………………………5

American………………………………………………………………………… 7

  1. How old are you?

(17-20)…………………………………………………………………………….5

(20-22)……………………………………………………………………………..7

(23-24)……………………………………………………………………………..9

925-27)…………………………………………………………………………….2

  1. What is your family’s economic status?

Less than 5000 dollars per annum………………………………………………….2

Between 5000-10000 dollars per annum…………………………………………….5

More than 10000 dollars per annum…………………………………………………7

  1. 6. Have you heard or experienced an incident where somebody was attacked or involved in a fire accident in the campus or around it?

YES………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

NO………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2 {POLITELY TERMINATE}

DON’T KNOW………………………………………………………………………………………. 9 {POLITELY TERMINATE

  1. Do you think there is enough security in and outside the campus? YES………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

NO………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

DON’T KNOW………………………………………………………………………………………. 9

  1. Is an attack or an accident likely to occur in the next two weeks?

Very likely,………………………………………………………………… 4

Somewhat likely,………………………………………………………… 3

Somewhat unlikely or………………………………………………….. 2

Very unlikely?………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

UNCERTAIN……………………………………………………………………………………….. 9                                                                                                 9. Which other safety concerns concern you most in the main campus of the University of Syracuse?  Theft…………………………1

Assault…………………………………2

Rape……………………………………7

Fire outbreak…………………………..5

Shootings………………………………5

  1. Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, and strongly disagree with the following statement.’ It is the prerogative of the campus administration to make sure that there is safety in the campus.’

Strongly agree…………………………..1(GO TO THE NEXT QUESTION)

Agree…………………………………….3(GO TO THE NEXT QUESTION)

Disagree…………………………………5(GO TO THE NEXT QUESTION)

Strongly disagree……………………….7(GO TO THE NEXT QUESTION)

I DON’T KNOW………………………….9(GO TO THE NEXT QUESTION)

  1. I am going to ask you about some of the people who are responsible for the general safety of every citizen. For each of the people, kindly tell me who bears the most responsibility when it comes to the safety of the students and the staff at the campus.

YES                               NO                 DON’T KNOW

  1. A. The president………………………. 1…………………………… 2…………………………… 9
  2. The vice chancellor………………. 1…………………………… 2…………………………… 9
  3. The secretary of state…………… 1…………………………… 2…………………………… 9
  4. The Dean of students…………… 1…………………………… 2…………………………… 9
  5. The security chief in the campus..1……………………….. 1…………………………… 2
  6. The county security chief …….. 1…………………………… 2…………………………… 9

 

  1. Which best steps, do you think need to be taken in order to improve the safety of the campus students and the staff members?

Everybody being vigilant………………………………………………………3

Everybody being cautious………………………………………………………5                            Deploying more security officers……………………………………………….7                                    Tightening the campus rules……………………………………………………9                                                 I DON’T KNOW ………………………………………………………………9

  1. Now, can you rate your feeling towards the people responsible for the safety of the campus as very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable? If you are not certain, just tell me that. {PROMPT AS NEEDED}

VERY               SOMEWHAT     SOMEWHAT            VERY

FAVORABLE  FAVORABLE    UNFAVORABLE  UNFAVORABLE

  1. The president…………………… 4……………. 3………………… 2………………… 1…………………….. 9
  2. The vice chancellor………….. 4……………. 3………………… 2………………… 1…………………….. 9
  3. The dean of students……….. 4……………. 3………………… 2………………… 1…………………….. 9
  4. The secretary of state………. .4……………. 3………………… 2………………… 1…………………….. 9
  5. The county police chief…….. 4 ..………3……………  2…,,…………1……………….9
  6. The campus security chief…. 4……………. 3………………… 2 ……………1…………………9

 

 

  1. Which of the following groups of people are most affected in terms of safety when they are in the campus?
  2. The female Students and other members of Staff…………3  B.The male students and other members of   Staff…………….3.

C.Everybody is affected equally……………………………………..7

D.I DON’T KNOW…………………………………………………………7

  1. At what time of the day if it is theft, assault and rape take place?
  2. During the day

B.At night

C.There is no specific time

D.I DON’T KNOW

  1. How is the response of the emergence services like the police and the fire brigade when they are required in the campus when there is an emergence?
  2. Very fast

B.Fast

C.Slow

D.Very slow

E.I DON’T KNOW

  1. What kind of changes would you propose in order to ensure that the safety of the campus is highly enhanced and the safety of all those in the campus is guaranteed?
  2. Sack all whose who are responsible for the security of the Campus
  3. Change the rules and the policies in the Campus
  4. Involve everybody in ensuring that the Campus is safe
  5. I DON’T KNOW
  6. In your own candid opinion, are you optimistic that the situation is likely to change soon so that when the students and other members of staff are in the campus will enjoy and not get scared of any imminent danger?   Very likely, …………………………………………………4

Somewhat likely,………………………………………………………… 3

Somewhat unlikely or………………………………………………….. 2

Very unlikely?…………………………………………………………….. 1

UNCERTAIN……………………………………………………………. 9

  1. What kind of people do you think are behind these attacks that happen in the main

Campus of the University of Syracuse?

  1. Fellow students

B.People from outside who want to make the Campus have a very bad

name.

C.The idlers who have nothing to do

D.I DON’T KNOW

 

 

Finally as we continue our research, we may need to contact you so that we can get more information through asking you a few more questions. Will that be ok with you?

YES                                                       1

NO                                                     2

{IF YES}  Could I please have your first name, so that in case we need you and want to call back, we will know who to ask for?  __________________________

         Gender Question

The interviewer will make a conclusion at the end of the interview whether the respondent was male or female. This is because it is impolite to ask somebody was is male or female.

GENDER:    MALE             1                                                                                                                                           FEMALE                2

Finally, as part of our continuing research in this field, we may want to call some people back and ask a few more questions.  Would that be o.k.?

YES                                        1

NO                                          2

{IF YES}  Could I please have your first name, so if we call back we will know who to ask for?  __________________________

NO                                                    2

YES                                           1

I wish to thank you so much for your participation in this research and your contribution has been of very great help to me and the whole research in general. Very soon, you are going to get the results of the findings of this research. Thank you once again and the research is sponsored by  the Amnesty international together with other consortia of  Non Governmental Organizations which are so much concerned with the safety of the all those in the university.

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