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Ebola Pandemic Panic

Americans are more concerned about Ebola than poverty, terrorism, or crime

That finding comes from Gallup's latest survey of what issues facing the nation Americans deem most important.

The economy took the top spot in the poll at 17 percent, followed by dissatisfaction with government (16 percent) and unemployment (10 percent.) And for the first time, the Ebola pandemic appeared on the list, coming in at five percent — which put it ahead of more enduring issues like education, poverty, and terrorism. Racism and violent crime also polled as less important than Ebola, coming in at three percent apiece.