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A new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey reveals most Americans are still worried about the risk of COVID-19 and do not mind getting a vaccine booster shot to enhance protection against COVID.

Sixty-four percent of American adults said they are personally concerned about the COVID threat, including 37 percent who said they are very concerned. That number is up from late June.

Thirty-three percent said they are not concerned about COVID, including 11 percent who said they’re not at all concerned.

Of those surveyed, 66 percent said they have received a COVID vaccination. Twenty-eight percent had not gotten the vaccine. Of those who have been vaccinated, 77 percent said they’d be willing to receive a booster shot. Eleven percent said they would not be willing to get the booster shot and 12 percent said they were not sure.

Forty-eight percent of Democrats saidt ehy are very concerned about the threat of COVID. That’s 20 points higher than the 28 percent of Republicans who agree.

Eighty percent of Democrats have been vaccinated while 63 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of unaffiliated voters have taken the jab.

While women are more concerned about the threat of COVID than men, men (70 percent) are more likely than women (62 percent) to say they’ve been vaccinated.