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Americans Losing Confidence in Feds, Public Health System to Handle Ebola

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

While Americans aren’t exactly panicking over Ebola, they have become slightly more critical of the federal government’s response and slightly less confident that the public health system will be able to contain the virus.

Thirty-one percent (31%) of American Adults believe the federal government is doing a good or excellent job protecting Americans from the danger of Ebola, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But 35% now say the federal government is doing a poor job in this area. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 18-19, 2014 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.

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