71% Expect Quick Recovery From COVID with Minor Symptoms; 15% Do Not

If they tested positive for COVID, 71% of voters think it’s likely they would recover quickly with only minor symptoms. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 15% do not expect such a quick recovery and another 15% are not sure.

Those totals include 41% who say such a minor impact is Very Likely and 5% who say it is Not at All likely.

Interestingly, there is no difference on this question between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Seventy-one percent (71%) of each group consider a quick recovery likely.

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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.


If you tested positive for COVID, how likely is it that you would recover quickly with only minor symptoms?

41%    Very likely

30%    Somewhat likely

10%    Not very likely

5%    Not at all likely

15%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on October 28-30, 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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