If They Test Positive for COVID, 67% Expect Quick Recovery With Minor Symptoms

If they tested positive for COVID, 67% of voters think it’s they would recover quickly with only minor symptoms. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 16% consider it unlikely that they would recover quickly and 17% are not sure.

Those figures include 38% who say a quick recovery is Very Likely and 5% who say Not at All Likely.

Among those who have been vaccinated, 68% are confident they would recover quickly. Among those who say they will never get vaccinated 67% express such confidence.

The survey found that 60% of voters have already been vaccinated and another 5% want to be vaccinated as soon as possible. Fifteen percent (15%) say they will never get vaccinated.

In between are 17% who say they either want to wait and see how the vaccines work or they are in no particular rush to get vaccinated. There lack of urgency likely stems from the fact that, even if they test positive for COVID, they are confident of a quick recovery with only minor symptoms.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of Hispanic voters believe they would recover quickly. So do 69% of White voters and 60% of Black voters.

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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 July 22-24, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 271were 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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