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Americans Worry More About Coronavirus Despite Media Hype

Americans are growing more concerned about the threat of coronavirus but also tend to think the media is overhyping the deadly disease that erupted out of China.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults are personally concerned about the coronavirus threat, with 25% who are Very Concerned. This compares to 56% and 18% less than a month ago. Thirty-seven percent (37%) don’t share that concern, but that includes only 11% who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted February 12-13, 2020 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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted February 12-13, 2020 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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