Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The World Health Organization this week officially declared a public health emergency in response to the rapidly spreading Zika virus in Latin America. While a majority of Americans show some concern about the virus, they also think the media overhypes such outbreaks.
Fifty-four percent (54%) of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned personally about the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, but that includes only 16% who are Very Concerned. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of Americans don’t share that concern, although only 10% are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 28 and 31, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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