When disaster strikes, should the government help rebuild homes in the same location? Most Americans think so β€” especially those who live in the affected areas, according to a report on NPR ("79 Percent Hit Hard By Sandy Favor Rebuild," by Associated Press").

A survey in the New Jersey and New York regions slammed last year by Hurricane Sandy found that almost four fifths of respondents favored public funding of rebuilding efforts, while nearly six out of ten favored support for residents trying to relocate away from the flooded areas.

"That pattern is similar to the poll's findings nationwide: 65 percent support funding for rebuilding in the same location and 53 percent back government assistance with relocation," the report says.