Obesity, cancer and heart disease are very real problems that place a heavy burden on society and the healthcare system, but Americans are more concerned about an imagined horror than they are each of those things according to Gallup.
As of today, two men have died from Ebola in America and both of them spent time overseas among the sick.
Heart diseases kills 2,200 per day.
This is a product of our media culture and Republican politicians. Many Americans spent the last two months being bombarded by fantastical campaign ads that told them Ebola-infected immigrants and/or terrorists were coming to kill them.