How Many People Plan to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? New Survey Reveals 1 in 2 Americans

Blog: How Many People Plan to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? New Survey Reveals 1 in 2 Americans

On December 14, 2020, Sandra Lindsay was the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine outside a clinical trial.

As the week went on more and more healthcare professionals across the country were vaccinated in hopes of stopping the spread.

This begs the question, as the injection becomes readily available in the coming months, how many people plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Our market research company conducted a survey with over 1,000 United States residents to measure the level of concern with this new vaccination. 

As of December 17th, 1 in 2 Americans report being concerned about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 

This might come as no surprise as New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo stated “50% of Americans are reluctant to get vaccinated early on” in a November briefing. It seems as though sentiment around receiving the vaccine has not changed a month later.

Who is the most concerned with receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

Those most concerned about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine included: 

  • Those aged 25 to 34 (56%), 35 to 44 (56%), and 45 to 54 (55%)
  • Respondents residing in the South (54%)
  • Females (54%)

Who is the least concerned with receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

Those least concerned about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine included: 

  • Those aged 65 or older (41%)
  • Respondents residing in the West (45%)
  • Males (45%)

How have people’s perceptions of COVID-19 changed since April?

This data point was part of a much larger online survey regarding the shift of consumer perceptions, concerns, and attitudes toward COVID-19.

Our market research company, Drive Research compared results from an online survey conducted in April, with our most recent survey. 

Key Findings Included:

  • 71% of people are concerned about the economy - a 27% decrease from April.
  • 69% of people are concerned about their family’s health - a 27% decrease from April.
  • 60% of people are concerned about their own health - a 30% decrease from April.

We also measure concerned levels with grocery shopping, the job market, small gatherings, and more.

See the full findings here: Long-Term Impact of COVID-19: New Survey Shows How Perceptions Have Changed Since April


More Studies Measuring the Impact of COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began early this year, Drive Research has conducted a series of surveys on the topic.

Click the titles below to see more results like this:


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emily carroll about the author

Emily Carroll

A SUNY Cortland graduate, Emily has taken her passion for social and content marketing to Drive Research as the Marketing Coordinator. She has earned certificates for both Google Analytics and Google AdWords.

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