Coronavirus vaccination rates are fairly similar among Americans who voted for President Biden and those who backed former President Trump, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Thursday.
Fifty-three percent of respondents who voted for Trump last year said they were fully vaccinated, compared with 52 percent of Biden voters who said the same.
But the gap widened when it came to those who said they haven’t been vaccinated: 38 percent of Trump voters and 30 percent of Biden’s supporters.
The survey found comparable vaccination rates among Democrats and Republicans, with 52 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans saying they’re fully vaccinated. Forty-two percent of independents also said they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Overall, 49 percent of respondents said they were fully vaccinated.
Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Wednesday found that 41.3 percent of U.S. adults have been fully vaccinated.
The Hill-HarrisX poll also provided a look into the racial demographics of respondents who answered questions about their vaccination status.
Fifty-four percent of white voters said they had been fully vaccinated, compared to 33 percent of Black voters and 39 percent of Hispanics.
The poll also asked respondents whether they plan to wear masks outside following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement that fully vaccinated people do not need facial coverings while outdoors, except in crowded areas.
Twenty-four percent of respondents said they plan to go outside without a mask, while 54 percent said they will keep wearing one. Twenty-two percent said they did not wear a mask outside before and don’t plan to going forward.
Among Democratic voters, 22 percent said they plan to go outside unmasked following the CDC’s announcement, with 28 percent of Republicans saying the same. Sixty-six percent of Democratic voters said they will continue to wear their masks outside, as will 40 percent of Republican voters.
Twelve percent of Democratic voters who said they did not mask before said they don’t plan to. Thirty-two percent of Republican voters also said the same.
The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online May 3-4 among 939 registered voters. The margin of error of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.