44% Say Worst of Pandemic Behind Us; 29% Have Concerns About Ongoing Health Issues; 20% Concerned About More Gov’t Mandates

Forty-four percent (44%) of voters now believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us. That’s up four points from a week ago and up 16 points from a month ago. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 29% believe the worst is still to come and 27% are not sure.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of men believe the worst is behind us along with 38% of women.

Overall, this is the most optimistic assessment since late May.

Among the voters who don’t believe the worst is behind us, roughly half (51%) are worried about ongoing health issues. However, 36% are worried about more government restrictions and mandates.

Combining the two questions shows that 44% believe the worst is behind us, 29% have ongoing concerns about health related issues, and 20% have ongoing concerns about government restrictions.

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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.


Is the worst of the pandemic behind us, or is it still to come?

44%    Behind us

29%    Still to come

27%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on November 4-7, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. 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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