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How Worried About Ebola Are You Really?

Panicked? Relaxed? Take our poll and let us know how strong your feelings are about Ebola.

Posted on October 22, 2014, at 7:02 p.m. ET

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The current Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, leaving nearly 5,000 people dead worldwide. The virus is spread through a person's broken skin or mucous membranes coming into contact with bodily fluids of ill people.

A new poll out this week revealed many Americans are worrying about Ebola. But the poll didn't tell us how worried everyone is. To find out, we created this poll.

  1. Question 1: On a scale from zero to 10, how concerned are you overall about Ebola in the U.S.?

    Question 1: On a scale from zero to 10, how concerned are you overall about Ebola in the U.S.?

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    5. I'm anxious, but dealing.
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    10. I'm absolutely panicked.
  1. Question 2: How likely do you think it is that Ebola will turn into a major crisis or outbreak in the U.S.?

    Question 2: How likely do you think it is that Ebola will turn into a major crisis or outbreak in the U.S.?

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    10: It's DEFINITELY going to be big.
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Question 2: How likely do you think it is that Ebola will turn into a major crisis or outbreak in the U.S.?
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    10: It's DEFINITELY going to be big.
  1. Question 3: Will you or anyone in your family get Ebola?

    Question 3: Will you or anyone in your family get Ebola?

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    10. I'm 100% sure I'll get it, or at least someone in my family will.
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Question 3: Will you or anyone in your family get Ebola?
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    10. I'm 100% sure I'll get it, or at least someone in my family will.
  1. Question 4: Compared to a week ago, are you:

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    More concerned about Ebola now?
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    About as concerned now as you were a week ago?
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  1. Question 5: How about compared to a month ago?

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Question 5: How about compared to a month ago?
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  1. Question 6: And finally, on a scale from zero to 10, how concerned are you about Ebola world-wide?

    Question 6: And finally, on a scale of zero to 10, how concerned are you about Ebola worldwide?

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    5. I worry, but I'm not losing much sleep.
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    10. This is a global health crisis and I'm deeply concerned.
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Question 6: And finally, on a scale from zero to 10, how concerned are you about Ebola world-wide?
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    10. This is a global health crisis and I'm deeply concerned.

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