14% Say They Will Never Get COVID Vaccine

Fourteen percent (14%) of voters nationwide say that they will never get the COVID vaccine. At the other end of the spectrum, a Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 15% have already been vaccinated and 35% want to receive the vaccine as soon as possible.

In between are 19% who say they want to wait and see before getting vaccinated and another 16% who are in no particular rush.

Twenty percent (20%) of Republicans say that they will never get vaccinated. So do 19% of Independent voters. Just 4% of Democrats share that view.

At the other extreme, 62% of Democrats say they have either been vaccinated already or want to be as soon as possible. Just 47% of Republicans hold that view along with 37% of Independents.

There is also a significant difference in attitudes by age. Two-thirds of senior citizens (69%) have either been vaccinated or want to be as soon as possible. However, the number of younger voters holding that view is below 50% for every age breakdown.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from February 4-6, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 197 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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