Americans worrying about getting Ebola 2014

This survey shows the level of public concern about contracting the Ebola virus in the United States in 2014. The results indicate that 77 percent of respondents are not worried about getting Ebola, whereas 22 percent stated that they are worried about getting infected with the Ebola virus.

Americans: When you heard about it in the news, were you worried about contracting the Ebola virus?

Share of respondents
Yes, worried22%
No, did not77%
No opinion1%
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Release date

October 2014


United States

Survey time period

October 4-5, 2014

Number of respondents

1,016 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source worded the question as follows: "Now thinking about the Ebola virus that had been in the news, did you, personally, worry yesterday about getting the Ebola virus, or not?"

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