Oct. 31, 2014
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RALEIGH – The most recent Civitas Poll shows that while most North Carolina voters aren’t terrified of catching the Ebola virus, a sizable number are worried they or family members will catch the virus.
More than half of the people polled were not too worried, or worried at all, that they or their family members would catch the virus, but 45 percent of people were somewhat or very worried about the disease.
While most are not worried about catching the virus, more disapprove of the Obama administration’s handling of the threat posed by the Ebola outbreak than approve of its handling of the outbreak.
The poll questioned 600 registered voters, of whom 25 percent were “cell phone only” users and were contacted via cell phone. The survey was taken Oct. 15-18, and had a margin of error of plus/minus 4 percent.
Text of questions*:
Do you approve or disapprove of the Obama administration’s response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus?
40% Total Approve
44% Total Disapprove
19% Strongly Approve
22% Somewhat Approve
13% Somewhat Disapprove
30% Strongly Disapprove
16% Undecided/Don’t Know
How do you feel about the possibility that you or someone in your immediate family might catch the Ebola virus?
45% Total Worried
54% Total Not Worried
16% Very Worried
29% Somewhat Worried
30% Not too Worried
24% Not Worried at all
1% No Opinion
*Totals may not add up to 100 due to rounding.
About the poll: This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted Oct. 15-18, 2014 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered general election voters in North Carolina. Twenty-five percent of the respondents were cell phone-only users. For purposes of this study, voters interviewed had to have voted in at least one of the past two general elections (2010, 2012) or be newly registered to vote since November 7, 2012.The confidence interval associated with a sample of this size is such that: 95 percent of the time, results from 600 interviews (registered voters) will be within +-4% of the “True Values.”
Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller polling of North Carolina voters. For more information on Civitas polling, see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.
The Civitas Institute – “North Carolina’s Conservative Voice” – is a policy institute based in Raleigh, N.C. More information is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099 or email@example.com.