4 in 5 vaccinated Americans blame unvaccinated for rising cases: poll

An overwhelming majority of vaccinated Americans in a new poll blames those who are unvaccinated for a recent spike in coronavirus cases nationwide. 

Approximately 4 out of 5 vaccinated respondents, 79 percent, point to the unvaccinated for the rising cases, the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index poll found. Just more than one-third of all vaccinated respondents — 36 percent — also point to former President Trump, while 33 percent blame conservative media and 30 percent say people from other countries traveling to the United States are responsible.

Among the unvaccinated, 37 percent blame people traveling to other countries for rising infection rates in the U.S, 27 percent point the mainstream media and 21 percent say it is President Biden’s fault. 

The poll found that two-thirds of all respondents say they trust the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “provide them with accurate information about coronavirus and COVID-19,” which has held steady from 67 percent in mid-July before the agency updated its mask guidance to include all Americans, regardless of vaccination status, in certain portions of the country. 

Roughly 3 in 4 Americans surveyed — 77 percent — said they have either received a coronavirus vaccine or intend to do so, and 57 percent reported wearing a mask “all or some of the time,” an increase of 5 percentage points from mid-July.

The Axios-Ipsos Poll was conducted July 30 to August 3, among 999 adults. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points. 

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