In a Newsmax exclusive, results from a recent survey revealed shocking disparities between affiliations and age groups regarding COVID-19. Save.Health, a prescription coupon and information provider, polled over 1,000 Americans from all walks of life and age groups, and asked their views on the fears and hopes surrounding the disease and how it affects them.
"In the absence of scientific certainty, many of us consider grim possibilities,” said Skylar Acevedo, a member of the creative team for Save.Health. "What are the odds we will become infected or that the virus will claim vulnerable loved ones? Is a vaccine likely to arrive in a year?
"We were surprised to see that overall, nearly 1 in 15 people believe a COVID-19 vaccine will be successfully developed in less than three months, despite public health officials' 12-18-month prediction," she told Newsmax.
Also, of note, was the fact 35% of Americans believe they will contract the virus but only 5% think they could die from the disease, according to the study.
"Our findings show that the public's pandemic perceptions differ across generations, political parties, and educational backgrounds," Acevedo said. "In fact, our survey showed that people with graduate school education believe they have an 11% risk of dying, while those with a bachelor's degree or less education feel their risk is only 5%."
Other highlights include:
- Republicans are more likely than Democrats and Independents to believe they are at risk of dying from COVID-19, according to the study results.
- 23% of Republicans responded they believe it will take 3-6 months to develop a vaccine, compared to 15% of Democrats and Independents.
- Despite being the most at-risk generation, baby boomers feel they only have a 10% chance of passing away from the virus, while millennials say they believe their chance of dying is 5%.
- Respondents, across generations, believed there was a 15% chance of losing a family member to the disease.
Here is a link to the full study.
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