Americans Optimistic About COVID-19 Vaccine, But Expect Mask Mandates for Months
Most Americans believe the coronavirus vaccine will eventually contain the pandemic, but still expect to be required to wear masks in public for at least the next six months.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 67% of American Adults think it is at least somewhat likely that the COVID-19 vaccine will contain the pandemic and allow Americans to return to a normal way of life. That includes 24% who say it is very likely the vaccine will contain the pandemic. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 2-3, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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