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Table 2 Sources of information about residential sprinkler systems (RSS) among homeowners living in sprinkler-equipped homes

From: Public opinion concerning residential sprinkler systems for 1- and 2-family homes

  Learned about RSS from (n = 976) Helpful in learning about RSSa Recommended buying RSSb (N = 667)
Friend/family 24 % 3.7 19 %
Builder 23 % 3.9 16 %
Real estate agent 19 % 3.7 13 %
Insurance agent 19 % 4.0 16 %
Fire service representative 15 % 4.2 14 %
Someone who lived in a sprinkler-equipped home 18 % 3.7 14 %
Media 13 % N/A N/A
I had lived in a sprinkler-equipped home 21 % N/A N/A
I did not know about RSS when I was looking to purchase my home 16 % N/A N/A
Other 3 % N/A N/A
  1. aMean score on a scale of 1–5, where 5 is extremely helpful and 1 is not helpful at all
  2. bAll respondents who answered they had learned about RSS from one or more of these groups were asked, “Did any of the following people (you learned about RSS from) actually recommend that you purchase a house with a home fire sprinkler system?”