A Rasmussen Report poll result released on July 2 showed a noticeable amount of Americans who have lost their trust in public health officials. 

The survey conducted on 1.000 Americans between June 30 and July 1, 2021, found out that one in three respondents doubted the vaccines for COVID-19 were as safe as described by the government.

When asked if they think “public health officials are lying about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines,” 32% of the respondents agreed. Still, nearly half of them gave the opposite answer, with 20% others remained uncertain.

The Report also concluded that people might reject vaccination due to their minimum trust in public health officials. However, the U.S. government, in general, has been keen on getting a vast majority of Americans immunized.

Among those who do not trust the level of safety advertised by authorities, 21% of them were vaccinated people, and half of them were unvaccinated. Meanwhile, those who intended to keep declining vaccination make up 60%.

Confidence in authorities based on political parties was highest among Democrats, with only 23% of them saying they did not trust the safety of the vaccines. The rates of unconvinced Republicans in contrast nearly doubled that of their opposite party (44%). The unaffiliated accounted for 32%. 

One week into July by far, 157,908,171 U.S. citizens are wholly vaccinated, which stands for 47.6% of the total population. 

That figure echoed in the rates of vaccinated respondents who responded to the Rasmussen Report inquiry. Nearly two-thirds of them (62%) confirmed they were fully vaccinated, while 32% had not received the doses. 

Reflecting the level of trust in authorities about how safe the vaccines were, the immunized and planning to get immunized were more significant among Democrats (77% and 62%). Comparatively, that proportion in the Republicans was respectively 55% and 36%. 

The bipartisan respondents were somewhat more divided in their intention of getting the injection, with 53% of them said they were not going to get the jabs. 

Most of those who did not plan to get the doses were women under 40, with a significant proportion of 71%

Vaccination plans are also determined by family status and level of earnings. Again, the results demonstrate that those who make less than $30,000 and are unmarried were less likely to get immunized.

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