In March 2016, the Associated Press and NORC at the University of Chicago conducted a national survey of 1,004 adults to explore Americans’ knowledge about the Zika virus. The study features specific questions about a Zika virus outbreak and the American athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. Despite the outbreak, only a quarter of Americans believed that American athletes should withdraw from the 2016 Summer Olympics (source: Associated Press-NORC Zika Virus Survey, Mar, 2016).

American response to Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, 2016

View the topline results in iPOLL here. For more resources, visit the Roper Center’s collection of Zika virus data that covers a diverse set of questions and topics, including knowledge of Zika virus, government response and actions to control spread of the virus, Zika travel warnings, and many other critically important topics.

Anna Arzrumtsyan is a data processor at the Roper Center.