U.S. adults on the government's ability to handle an outbreak of Ebola

This survey, conducted in 2014, shows the level of public confidence in the government's ability to handle an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States. In 2014, 26 percent of respondents stated they are very confident that their government will be able to deal with an outbreak of Ebola.

How confident are you that the federal government will be able to handle an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States?

Share of respondents
Very confident26%
Somewhat confident35%
Not too confident20%
Not confident at all17%
No opinion2%
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Source

Release date

October 2014

Region

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 poses the question as follows: "How confident are you that the federal government will be able to handle an outbreak of the Ebola virus in this country - very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not confident at all?"

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