If a COVID-19 Vaccine Was Available, 50% Would Say “Yes”

A new poll finds that 49 percent of respondents would get a coronavirus vaccine if one was available. The poll, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, also found that 20 percent of respondents would not, and 31 percent were not yet sure. Other findings:

  • Among those who said they would get a vaccine, about 70 percent said life won’t return to normal without a vaccine.
  • About two-thirds of respondents aged 60 and older said they would take the vaccine, compared to 40 percent of those younger than 60.
  • Although COVID-19 has disproportionately affected minority communities, only 25 percent of African Americans and 37 percent of Hispanics said they would get the vaccine, compared to 56 percent of white respondents.