Adults Refusing Vaccine More Comfortable Going to Restaurants, Bars Than Fully Vaccinated: Poll

American adults who won't get the coronavirus vaccine are more likely to be "comfortable" with going to a restaurant, bar or large event than those who have been fully vaccinated, according to a new poll.

A CBS News/YouGov poll, released Sunday, found that 59 percent of adults who won't get vaccinated said they were comfortable going to a large event, compared to 42 percent of fully vaccinated adults.

Adults who won't get vaccinated were also comparatively more comfortable with going to bars and restaurants. About 79 percent of unvaccinated adults said they were comfortable, compared to 75 percent of fully vaccinated adults.

Unvaccinated comfortable with going to bars, restaurants
A new poll showed that those who won't get vaccinated are more "comfortable" with going to a restaurant, bar or large event than those who have been fully vaccinated. Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images

As of July 12, 173,391,711, or 52.8 percent, of Americans have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and 143,119,077, or 43.6 percent, have been fully vaccinated.

In recent weeks, new COVID-19 cases have plummeted in most parts of the country, even in some areas with a higher population of vaccine-skeptic individuals. But nearly all the states that have not seen a sharp decline in cases have administered fewer vaccinations than the national average.

Overall, 62 percent of respondents in the poll said they were either fully or partially vaccinated, 9 percent said they were planning to get vaccinated, 11 percent said they were still deciding, and 18 percent said they will not get vaccinated.

Republicans and independents were less likely to have been fully or partially vaccinated than Democrats.

Among GOP voters, 52 percent said they have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 6 percent said they plan on getting the vaccine, 13 percent said they were still deciding, and 29 percent said they will not get vaccinated.

Among independent voters, 57 percent said they have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 10 percent said they plan on getting the vaccine, 12 percent said they were still deciding, and 21 percent said they will not get vaccinated.

Among Democratic voters, 77 percent said they have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 12 percent said they plan on getting the vaccine, 6 percent said they were still deciding, and 5 percent said they will not get vaccinated.

Fifty percent of adults who won't get vaccinated or were still deciding listed "still too untested" as their top reason for not getting the shot. Additionally, 43 percent were "worried about side effects," 40 percent said they "don't trust the government," and 33 percent said they "don't trust the scientists/drug companies."

The poll, which sampled 2,037 U.S. 18+ adults between June 8-10, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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