U.S. concern about the coronavirus outbreak vs Ebola as of January 2020, by age

According to a January 2020 survey, about 26 percent of adults aged 30 to 64 years of age were more concerned about the new coronavirus outbreak than they were about the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This statistic shows the level of concern in the U.S. about the new coronavirus outbreak compared to the 2014 Ebola outbreak as of January 2020, by age group.

Level of concern in the U.S. about the new coronavirus outbreak compared to the 2014 Ebola outbreak as of January 2020, by age group

18 to 29 years30 to 44 years45 to 54 years55 to 64 years65 years and older
More concerned24%26%26%26%22%
About as concerned46%43%49%51%58%
Less concerned15%21%15%15%13%
Don't know/no opinion15%10%10%8%7%
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 24 to 26, 2020

Number of respondents

2,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Compared to the 2014 Ebola outbreak, would you say you are more or less concerned about the outbreak of coronavirus, or are you the same amount of concerned as you were about Ebola?"

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