RAPID: Evaluating Ebola Message Effects over Time: Risk Perceptions, Trust in and Attributions of Responsibility to Institutions, Personal Behavior and Policy Support

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Johnson, Branden (Decision Research)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • NSF
    • Award Number: 1505353
  • Abstract

    This research aimed to test whether: (1) different messages about Ebola management, affect, trust, attributions of responsibility, beliefs and attitudes about Ebola and Ebola-related policy influenced risk perceptions and behavioral intentions; (2) such effect vary in response to emerging events withing a longitudinal study, and what factors make people more or less likely to change their views or behavior; (3) baseline trust and its sources affect temporal changes in beliefs, attitudes and behavioral intentions, as well as attributions of responsibility; (4) beliefs about relationships (direct, such as joint action, and indirect, such as shared values) between members of the Ebola management system affect these jpublic reactions, with or without interaction with the messages tested; and (5) message effects, if any decay at differing rates across message type.
  • Weighting

    (3) GFK survey used weight, which are described in their report: DecisionResearch_EbolaStudy2015_FieldReport_InclCodebook.pdf
  • Technical Information

    Response Rates: (1) Longitudinal survey: 53.2% in survey 1 to 76.7% in survey 5
    (2) Amazon mTurk online panel survey: unknown
    (3) GfK web panel survey: 63.2%
Temporal Coverage
  • Time Period:
  • Collection Date(s):
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
non-institutionalized adults aged 18 and over residing in the United States
(1) Convenience sample from Decision Research online panel
(2) Convenience sample from Amazon mTurk online panel
(3) GfK sampled households from its KnowledgePanel, a probability-based web panel designed to be representative of the United States
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey~~


Update Metadata: 2019-06-24 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-06-24