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Five tips from NewsNation’s COVID-19 survey

Five tips from NewsNation's COVID-19 survey

(NewsNation Now) — NewsNation’s poll on the COVID-19 pandemic confirmed what many thought: Americans are moving from concerns about COVID-19 to economic concerns such as inflation. But it also revealed registered voters’ views on masks and vaccines, who they rely on and who they can vote for in November.

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Mask requirements are more popular than vaccine requirements

The poll found that more people approved the requirements for indoor masks than the requirements for vaccines — and by nearly 20 percentage points.

It comes as President Joe Biden’s vaccine-or-test requirement for companies with more than 100 employees awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The Six of the Court conservative judges seemed skeptical of the premise in pleadings last week.

At least eight states have inside mask mandates in effect, but only major cities like New York and Chicago have issued proof of vaccination requirements.

Most respondents trust their doctor. Hardly trust Biden (or the news).

Respondents were asked to select as many answers as they wanted in response to the question, “When it comes to information about COVID-19, which of the following sources would you trust?”

“Your doctor” was the clear winner, with more than 60 percent of people selecting it. That is in line with a recent Gallup survey that found: 64 percent of Americans trusted their doctor’s advice, which was a 6 percent drop from 2010. However, in the NewsNation survey, fewer than 20 percent chose President Joe Biden and the news media.

dr. Anthony Fauci received support from just under a third of respondents in the NewsNation survey, which is well below a Gallup Poll December 2021 which showed that 52 percent of people approved of the work he did.

A Majority Disapproves of Biden’s Performance — and Most of Them Lean Republican for Next Election

The 45 percent of respondents who somewhat or strongly approve of Biden’s performance in relation to the pandemic weighs slightly more favorably on the president than a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday that found 33 percent approved.

Perhaps even more disturbing for Biden and Democrats, 45 percent of NewsNation respondents said if Congressional midterms were held today, they would vote for the Republican candidate in their district. It overtakes the nearly 40 percent who said they would vote for Democrats.

The pandemic is no longer in the spotlight for most Americans

Despite record numbers of cases and hospitalizations in some parts of the country, the COVID-19 pandemic failed to beat inflation as respondents’ main concern.

It comes as the U.S. closed out 2021 with its biggest inflation hike in more than 40 years. Supply shortages and logistical problems have confused the markets, causing prices for just about every product imaginable to skyrocket.

The Quinnipiac poll found that 70 percent of Americans believe the country’s economy is in a “not so good” or “bad” condition.

Half of respondents received a booster dose, but black Americans are lagging behind

Nearly 50 percent of registered voters surveyed said they had received a boost, which is about 10 percent more than the general population of the same age. according to CDC data.

The CDC reports that about 50.9 million adults have received a booster dose, or 40.1 percent.

Further analysis of demographics shows that only 31 percent of black respondents had been boosted, while at least 48 percent of other ethnicities had been boosted.

The NewsNation survey also found that 73 percent of voters age 55 and older received a boost, but the number plummets with each declining age group. Forty-six percent of voters aged 35-55 received a booster shot and less than 29 percent of respondents under the age of 35 received the additional dose.

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