Survey: Most Americans Aren’t Worried About Ebola

(Source: http://www.cdc.gov)

(Source: http://www.cdc.gov)

Ebola, Ebola, Ebola outbreak, Ebola analysis…..you hear it all day on the news but how is it actually affecting the U.S. population especially after two people were diagnosed with it here?

Pew Research survey shows most American have “at least a fair amount of confidence in the government’s ability to prevent a major outbreak of Ebola in the U.S.”

They also aren’t very concerned that they or their family will be exposed to Ebola.

Of the 1,007 adults they talked to, 20% said they have a “great deal” of confidence in the government’s ability to prevent an outbreak here.

While 38% said they have a “fair” amount of confidence in their ability to do so.

The survey found only 17% have “no confidence at all” in the government’s ability to prevent an outbreak.

While their confidence or lack there of in the Federal government is covered. They themselves, according to the survey, aren’t very worried they will get it.

About 11% said they are very worried they or their family will be exposed to the virus, while 21% are somewhat worried. While the rest said they are not too or not at all worried.

Actually, public concern and fear about contracting the virus is lower than other health concerns like swine flu and bird flu.