COVID-19: Voters Worry About Vaccine Side Effects, Oppose Federal Mandates
More than half of voters are concerned that COVID-19 vaccines could have harmful side effects, and don’t think the federal government should have the power to make vaccination mandatory.
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 54% of Likely U.S. voters are concerned about the potential of harmful side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 27% who are Very Concerned. Forty-four percent (44%) aren’t concerned about vaccine side effects, including 19% who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on December 1-2, 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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