73% Have Received COVID Vaccine or Know Someone Who Has

Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters nationwide have either received a COVID vaccination or know someone who has.  A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that total includes 20% who have been vaccinated. Another 53% have a close friend or relative who have already received the vaccine.

Not surprisingly, the numbers vary by age. Among senior citizens, 87% have either been vaccinated (54%) or know someone who has (33%).  Among the youngest voters, those aged 18-24, just 3% have been vaccinated. However, even among those young voters, 58% have a close friend or relative who has been vaccinated.

The growing reality of the vaccine has significantly increased the number who believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

Additionally, 50% of voters now believe that many states and cities overreacted to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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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 25-27, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 156 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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