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  • A survey from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation found that 92 percent of U.S. LGBTQ+ adults received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
  • CDC shows 72.1 percent of all U.S. adults are partially vaccinated.
  • “We are encouraged to see evidence that suggests such a strong majority of the LGBTQ+ community who responded to the survey have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine,” Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training Jay Brown said in a new release.

American LGBTQ+ adults are outpacing the partial vaccination rates among all U.S. adults by nearly 20 percent, new data suggests. 

A survey from Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation found that 92 percent of LGBTQ+ adults surveyed in the United States received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows 72.1 percent of all U.S. adults are partially vaccinated. 

“We are encouraged to see evidence that suggests such a strong majority of the LGBTQ+ community who responded to the survey have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine,” Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training Jay Brown said in a new release. 

“The Human Rights Campaign Foundation will continue working with our partners to ensure that no one in our community is left behind,” Brown continued. 


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The survey also found the pandemic took a harsh toll on the community, with 59 percent of LGBTQ+ respondents reporting that COVID-19 led to feelings of isolation, and 50 percent said the global virus has been detrimental to their mental well-being. 

The first-of-its-kind, LGBTQ+ centered vaccination data was provided by Community Marketing & Insights’ (CMI) 15th annual LGBTQ Community Survey of more than 15,000 respondents. 


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“There are many reasons why LGBTQ+ vaccination rates may be higher than the general population, including higher percentages of the LGBTQ+ community being liberal, living in blue states, and living in urban areas,” CMI Senior Director of Research David Paisley said. 

“We also see that COVID isolation significantly impacted LGBTQ+ people, which may have motivated quick vaccination to reenter the community,” he concluded. 


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Published on Aug 17, 2021