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With the first known Ebola case finally hitting New York last week, and the governors of New York and New Jersey acting passive-aggressive and changing their minds every hour about how to treat the medical staff returning from Ebola-stricken countries, you would think New Yorkers would be hitting the panic button.
For now, it doesn’t seem like it. At least when it comes to allowing the travelers coming from these West African countries into our airports, and country. Over the last four days, we asked New York State residents about that, using Google Consumer Surveys, and the majority are not in favor of it.
Our question: “Would you support a ban of travelers coming from West African countries to U.S., to halt spread of Ebola here?” And almost 60 percent of residents of New York state are either not in favor of it, or not sure. This is almost 10 percent more than the national average in America, comparing it to a previous nationwide survey we did 10 days ago.
The breakdown charts on New York state’s attitudes towards West African travelers coming into the U.S.: men, slightly more than women, want a ban. Older and richer residents of New York State favor the travel ban more than any other age bracket.