Twenty-nine percent (29%) of voters believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us. That’s way down from 46% in November and 56% last May. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 44% believe the worst is yet to come while 28% are not sure.
However, 49% of voters are now more worried about unnecessary government restrictions and lockdowns than getting COVID. A slightly smaller number–42%– are more worried about getting COVID.
Most Republicans (65%) and Independents (54%) are more worried about unnecessary government restrictions. Most Democrats (64%) are more worried about getting COVID.
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen from January 24-25, 2022. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. 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.