From the research reviewed, several generalizations may be derived. Some degree of caution is to be used as these generalizations are drawn mostly from the studies of three researchers (Lanham, Larson, Haas). Through personal interaction these researchers have cooperated in the design of the basic interview instrument and sample design. Thus, with some common units of measurement the results of the three studies can be compared across time and space.  The studies indicate that the public has little knowledge of weather modification.  The studies show favorable attitudes and support for cloud seeding programs.  The research findings are not conclusive when attempting to determine perception of environmental damage from cloud seeding.
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Lanham, Orville E., "Social Implications of Weather Modification" (1950). Agricultural Experiment Station Rural Sociology Pamphlets (1940-1977). 128.