The impact of religion on disaster information needs


Religion may impact the information needs related to the disaster as it can provide an explanation for a disaster. In the literature review many examples of religious explanations for disasters were found. In the aftermath of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, many Islamic leaders interpreted the disaster as punishment from God. Both Catholics and Evangelicals in Morolica, Honduras, explained the flood after Hurricane Mitch as part of God's design or punishment (Reale 2010).

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