Rasmussen Reports released results of a national telephone and online survey that reveals 49 percent of American adults believe the new COVID vaccine will be safe and effective.
Twenty-one percent said they do not and 30 percent are not sure.
While 46 percent of the new vaccine will be available in fair way, 24 percent disagree and 30 percent said they do not know.
Sixty-two percent of Americans say they’re likely to get vaccinated when it is available. But only 39 percent said they are very likely to receive it.
Those numbers are both down three percent from a month ago and eight and nine percent from late April.
Rasmussen says that men are more confident in the safety of the vaccine than women. Black people are the most distrustful of the new vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. Only 26 percent of black people polled said they are very likely to get the vaccine. That compares to 43 percent of whites and 36 percent of other minority Americans.