Americans Want Flights Banned from Ebola Countries

Ebola in America
Ebola in America

America has started new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

However, 58% of Americans support banning all flights to the United States from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak, according to a new NBC News scientific survey conducted online by SurveyMonkey.

This marks the first collaboration between NBC News and SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading online survey platform.

The two companies have announced a new partnership that will enable them to harness the best of the web’s wide reach and real-time reaction combined with scientific methodology and journalistic standards, it was stated.


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NBC News and SurveyMonkey will work together to deliver in-depth assessments of public attitudes and explore new approaches to survey research.

This collaboration aims to improve the overall quality of online surveys through systematic exploratory research. The teams will work to advance key learnings on how to deliver public opinion data that leverages polling best practices and today’s technologies.

Two veterans of academic and public opinion research, John Lapinski and Jon Cohen, are leading the team which will consist of leading social scientists and survey practitioners.

John Lapinski (PhD) heads the Elections Unit at NBC News and is an associate professor in the department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jon Cohen is the Vice President of Survey Research at SurveyMonkey and was the former head of polling at The Washington Post and Vice President of Research at the nonpartisan think tank, Pew Research.

Photo courtesy: NBC News

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Rakesh Raman