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Americans More Concerned About Measles, Blame Anti-Vaxxers

Most Americans are concerned about the threat of the measles as an outbreak sweeps through the United States. They also think unvaccinated children are contributing to the spread of the virus.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of American Adults are at least Somewhat Concerned about the threat of the measles virus, including 23% who are Very Concerned. Thirty-seven percent (37%) are not concerned about measles, with 13% who are Not at all Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 7 and 10, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 7 and 10, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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