About one American in eight surveyed says they have already canceled or changed travel plans due to concerns about the novel coronavirus.
The survey was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and polled about 1,200 adults.
It found that there were high awareness of the disease with 97% of those surveyed saying they have followed at least some news about the outbreak, and 56% saying they knew a lot about the disease. And 55% also said they are somewhat or very concerned that there will be a widespread outbreak in the United States.
The survey also found that 13% say their level of concern is enough for them to have changed or canceled travel plans already — although it does not specify whether those travel plans were domestic or overseas. Another 9% said they are already bought or worn a protective mask.
The survey was conducted between Feb. 12 and 18 by Kaiser, a nonprofit foundation focused on health policy issues.