Americans Aren’t Panicking Over Ebola
Monday, October 20, 2014
Americans are keeping their cool about Ebola, but some acknowledge that they have changed travel plans because of the outbreak of the deadly virus in the United States.
Two-out-of-three American Adults (66%) continue to agree that Ebola is a serious public health problem for Americans now, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Thirty-one percent (31%) say the virus that has killed thousands of West Africans is not a serious worry for Americans. This includes 29% who say it is a Very Serious problem and just six percent (6%) who say it is Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on October 18-19, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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