29% Believe Having COVID Makes You Immune; 42% Disagree

If someone has had COVID-19, 29% of voters believe that they are generally immune to getting it again. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 42% disagree and 28% are not sure.

Perhaps surprisingly, there is little difference among those who have already been vaccinated and those who have not.

Younger voters are more likely than their elders to believe having COVID makes you immune. However, uncertainty on this point is high among all demographic groups.

Other data from the survey showed that 20% of the unvaccinated have already had COVID.

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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 August 5-7, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 236 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, internet usage, 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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