In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, slightly more Republicans say they won’t be vaccinated as say they will, and nearly a third aren’t sure what they will do.
Nearly half (45%) of Americans say they are confident in Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s ability to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, compared to about two in five (39%) who say they are confident in President Donald Trump’s ability to deal with the pandemic, according to the latest Economist/YouGov Poll,
One in five Americans think herd immunity is good government policy to address COVID-19, according to a recent YouGov poll.
In this week's poll, 62 percent of those who say they are concerned about the safety of a fast-tracked coronavirus vaccine, say they would not get vaccinated themselves. Of those who say they are very concerned, a quarter (26%) say they would get the vaccine, while two in five (42%) say they would not. One-third (33%) of Americans who are very concerned about the safety of a fast-tracked vaccine say they are still unsure if they would get vaccinated themselves.
Half of Americans say vaccine development is being shaped by political interests, not public health interests. The data follows news that US states were told to prepare to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as October.
Latest round-up of YouGov’s coronavirus survey results
In an August 2020 YouGov poll of more than 6,000 US adults, 31 percent say that their mental health has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Compared to Americans, Canadians were slower to adopt mask use, but have since caught up. As of August 19, 80 percent of Canadians say they wear a mask when in a public place, most likely spurred by successive mandates put in place by provinces and major Canadian cities, including Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
Distrust in the safety or effectiveness of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine rises with education level. While 73 percent of Americans with some or no college background say the vaccine has not been proven to be safe or effective, about four in five (79%) college graduates, and 83 percent of Americans with a postgraduate education, agree.
Two in five (40%) would be vaccinated when the vaccine is ready, but 27 percent would not — and even more say they aren’t sure what they would do.
Overall, 29 percent of Americans say health care is the most important issue to them, according to a new Economist / YouGov Poll of nearly 1,500 US citizens, followed by 22 percent who say the top issue is jobs and the economy.
Nearly three in 10 Americans ages 18 to 24 (28%) say they would be very willing to wear a mask at home, compared to 36 percent of 25-to 34-year-olds, 39 percent of 35-to 44-year-olds, 45 percent of 45-to 54-year-olds, and 44 percent of Americans over the age of 55.
By 69 percent to 24 percent, most Americans are concerned about a fast-tracked coronavirus vaccine.
30 percent of Black Americans and 16 percent of Hispanic Americans say they have a family member or close friend who has died of COVID-19 (vs. 10% of white Americans).
Democrats (41%) are more likely than Independents (21%) and Republicans (17%) to say they trust the CDC a lot. Two in five (40%) Democrats say they somewhat trust the CDC, compared to 31 percent of Independents and 34 percent of Republicans.
A mid-July 2020 YouGov survey found that regular, in-person instruction for the fall term is opposed by a majority (54%) of voters. But there is a sizable gap between Americans who live in urban, suburban, and rural environments.
Recent data from The Economist/YouGov polling finds that with regards to COVID-19, 44 percent of Americans believe that the worst is yet to come.
Democrats (56%) are more likely than Independents (26%) and Republicans (17%) to say they trust Fauci a lot. A quarter (24%) of Democrats say they somewhat trust him, compared to 21 percent of Independents and Republicans.
Many state economies have emerged from COVID-19 dormancy, and almost as many are struggling to find the right mix of business support and disease management. The same goes for Americans, who have differing opinions on what parts of society should reopen and what should remain closed.
A wide swath of Americans say they won’t get vaccinated for COVID-19, if one becomes available, according to new Yahoo News/YouGov survey data.