According to a Rasmussen Reports poll, 32 percent of American adults think that “public health officials are lying about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.” Forty-eight percent said public health officials are not lying and 20 percent are not sure. While only 21 percent of vaccinated Americans believe public health officials are lying, 50 percent of those who are unvaccinated and 63 percent of those who said they do not plan to get the Covid vaccine at all believe public health officials are being dishonest.
Sixty-three percent of respondents said they were vaccinated while 32 percent said they were not. Of the unvaccinated, a majority of 54 percent stated that they did not intend to get the Covid vaccine in the future.
Twenty-three percent of Democrats, 44 percent of Republicans, and 32 percent of unaffiliated respondents said that they believe public health officials are lying about the safety of the vaccine. This means that Republicans are almost twice as likely to believe in public health officials’ dishonesty on the vaccine as Democrats.