Rasmussen: 20% Avoid Spots to Make Sure Bedbugs Don't Bite

Friday, 03 Sep 2010 01:20 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Realizing that these aren’t your father’s bedbugs as the pests have jumped out of the budoir into the public domain, 1 in 5 Americans will avoid certain public places, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey.

Speaking of public domains, the recent rash of stories about bedbug infestations across the country even affected Google, when the Internet giant confirmed today that bedbugs nestled into an area of its posh Manhattan offices. The search engine complex’s infestation added it to a growing list of victims in the Big Apple, including Time Warner Inc., the Empire State Building, and a Times Square movie theater. Several retail stores also found creepy crawlies, and a swanky SoHo store even scratched the workday and closed.

Although such stories have set 20 percent of the population on edge, a Rasmussen survey found that 68 percent of adults have not changed any plans because of reports of bedbugs. And 12 percent aren’t sure whether they’re itching to avoid some public spots.

Only 9 percent of the 1,000 adults Rasmussen surveyed by phone Aug. 28 and 29 say they or someone they know have had recent problems with bedbugs, but nearly half are at least somewhat concerned about bedbugs affecting them personally. The other half aren’t concerned, the survey found.

Young adults are more likely than their elders to report recent problems with bedbugs or know someone who has, Rasmussen found.

Adults with children at home are slightly more concerned about bedbugs than those without, although more adults with children at home say they have not changed plans because of bedbug reports.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Atheist Sues After New Jersey Rejects License Plate

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 22:31 PM

Shannon Moran, of Maurice River Township has filed a lawsuit against the state Motor Vehicle Commission, saying it viola . . .

South Carolina Mayor Fires Lesbian Police Chief

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 22:20 PM

A South Carolina mayor fired his 20-year veteran chief of police, who is a lesbian, reportedly declaring in a recorded p . . .

Discovery Channel Everest Jump in Doubt After Deadly Avalanche

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 22:12 PM

The Everest Jump Live special that Discovery Channel had planned for May 11 is in question following a deadly avalanch . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved