Mar 30, 2021 - Health

Poll: 61% of Americans have been vaccinated or intend to be

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Reproduced from Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Axios Visuals

The number of Americans who have already been vaccinated or want to receive their shots as soon as possible continues to rise, although enthusiasm still varies significantly by demographic group, according to the latest KFF vaccine tracking poll.

Between the lines: Republicans, white evangelical Christians and rural residents remain most likely to say that they won't get the vaccine, while older Americans, Democrats and college graduates are most enthusiastic.

By the numbers: 61% of Americans have either been vaccinated or intend to be as soon as they can, KFF found.

  • Only 17% of Americans are still taking a "wait and see" approach to the vaccine, down from 39% in December. The share of Americans who say they definitely won't take the vaccine has remained about the same since December, and was at 13% this month.
  • Black adults saw the largest increase in vaccine enthusiasm this month, with 55% now saying they've gotten the vaccine or will as soon as possible — a 14-percentage-point increase since February.
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