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Tags: Coronavirus | pandemic | covid | worst

Poll: 29 Percent Believe Pandemic's Worst Is Behind Us, 43 Percent Disagree

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Scott Rasmussen By Wednesday, 11 August 2021 10:58 AM Current | Bio | Archive

August 11, 2021: Following a decline over the previous two months, public confidence concerning the pandemic has stabilized. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 29% of voters now believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us.[1] That’s up a single point from a week ago.[2] However, confidence is still down five points from two weeks ago and down 27 points over the past two months.[3][4]

Forty-three percent (43%) of voters now believe the worst is yet to come.[1] That’s down two points from a week ago, but up five from two weeks ago, and up 23 points since late May.[2][3][4]

The last two weeks have recorded the most pessimistic assessments measured since December of last year.[5] ​Beginning with the rollout of the vaccines in January, confidence grew fairly steadily for five months.[6][7][8][9][10][11]

Women, by a 46% to 23% margin, believe the worst is yet to come. Men are more evenly divided: 39% fear that the worst is still to come, while 35% of men believe the worst is behind us.[1]

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Hispanic voters believe the worst is behind us. That view is shared by 30% of white voters and 20% of Black voters.[1]

Other data shows that 57% of voters are comfortable attending indoor social events without masks. That figure is virtually unchanged since May.[12]

Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters oppose new lockdowns. That total includes 34% who want to see a further easing of restrictions.[13]

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is a political analyst, author, public speaker, independent public opinion pollster and columnist for Creators Syndicate. Read Scott Rasmussen's Reports — More Here.

Footnotes:

  1. ScottRasmussen.com, "29% Believe Worst of Pandemic Behind Us; 43% Fear it is Still to Come," August 9, 2021
  2. Ballotpedia.org, "Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day for August 4, 2021," August 4, 2021
  3. ScottRasmussen.com, "Plurality Now Believes Worst of Pandemic is Yet to Come," July 26, 2021
  4. ScottRasmussen.com, "Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day for June 3, 2021," June 3, 2021
  5. Ballotpedia.org, "Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day for July 28, 2021," July 28, 2021
  6. Ballotpedia.org, "Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day for February 2, 2021," February 2, 2021
  7. Ballotpedia.org, "Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day for February 23, 2021," February 23, 2021
  8. Ballotpedia.org, "Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day for March 11, 2021," March 11, 2021
  9. Ballotpedia.org, "Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day for April 20, 2021," April 20, 2021
  10. Ballotpedia.org, "Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day for May 4, 2021," May 4, 2021
  11. Ballotpedia.org, "Scott Rasmussen's Number of the Day for May 28, 2021," May 28, 2021
  12. ScottRasmussen.com, "57% Comfortable Attending Indoor Social Events Without Masks," August 3, 2021
  13. ScottRasmussen.com, "62% Oppose New Lockdowns, 31% Want Them," August 2, 2021

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