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March of Dimes Zika survey – many have of heard of it, few know what to do -Sept 2016

March of Dimes Survey

2,379 Americans - from all 50 states & DC, but not Puerto Rico
Note: I expect far higher % for those Americans in potential Zika areas
Sampling error is +/ 3.2 percentage points
Survey in Aug and previous Survey in March

  • 95% have heard about Zika
  • < 25% very confident in the federal government being able to respond to a Zika
  • 61% moderately worried that the country will see a large number of Zika infections in the next year
  • 68% of 18-40 year olds recognize the need to delay pregnancy when a woman lives in a Zika-affected area,
  • >90% correctly state that a person can be infected if bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus
  • >80% aware that Zika is linked to birth defects in babies born to infected mothers.

Zika awarenss

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Spread - not even asked about personal repellent, on clothes,

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Not aware of many major symptoms

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Wide range in both source and trust in Zika information

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What ALL Americans are doing, not just those in Zika areas

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 Download the Survey summary from VitaminDWiki

 Download the Survey details from VitaminDWiki

Review of this study in Scientific American blog - Sept 2016

There's Plenty Americans Still Don't Know about Zika

Attached files

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7055 March_of_Dimes_NORC_Zika_Poll details.pdf PDF 2016 admin 08 Sep, 2016 18:43 869.49 Kb 148
7054 Zika proactive.jpg admin 08 Sep, 2016 18:42 44.48 Kb 190
7053 Zika trust.jpg admin 08 Sep, 2016 18:17 36.46 Kb 120
7052 Zika symptoms.jpg admin 08 Sep, 2016 18:17 21.06 Kb 235
7051 Zika spread - vs age of person.jpg admin 08 Sep, 2016 18:16 31.59 Kb 187
7050 Zika awareness.jpg admin 08 Sep, 2016 18:16 17.86 Kb 212
7049 March_of_Dimes_NORC_Zika_Poll.pdf PDF 2016 admin 08 Sep, 2016 18:15 234.98 Kb 160
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