We’ve officially reached the one-year mark since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States.
Now, we’re witnessing - and for some, experiencing - the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with 56.1 million doses administered according to a state-by-state tally (as of February 16, 2021).
In keeping with the COVID-19 timeline of events and updates, our February 2021 survey checked the pulse of 1,000 U.S. adults on topics such as:
From the start, public health officials were clear that it would take time to vaccinate people who wanted the Coronavirus vaccine. But we may not have predicted the confusion and frustration that came along with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Across the country, Americans in certain areas are seeing vaccine shortages, different state-by-state plans for administering the shots, and technology challenges.
It’s no wonder why our survey indicated that 48% of our respondents know someone over age 65 who has had difficulty signing up to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
Regardless, growing enthusiasm about the coronavirus vaccine still remains strong. In fact, our coronavirus survey revealed that 68% plan to get the vaccine as soon as they’re able to do so.
What struck us most is that 86% of our COVID-19 survey respondents think people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine should continue to wear masks and social distance.
Though the COVID-19 vaccine is the main headline right now, we still wanted to check back in with respondents about their feelings on Coronavirus testing and prevention.
Here are top three key findings:
You might have heard the term “pandemic fatigue” - a state of being worn out by recommended COVID-19 precautions and restrictions. Pandemic fatigue can leave people feeling bored, depressed, and anxious.
Turns out, our survey indicated that it’s still a very prominent feeling in the lives of many Americans: 54% are currently experiencing pandemic fatigue. Of that percentage, 53%say they’re feeling so frustrated that they’re ready to return to their regular activities despite the risks.
And these current feelings of pandemic fatigue is no stranger to us. Our previous coronavirus survey findings showed early signs of pandemic fatigue, whether it’s the need for a digital detox, or negative feelings from economic stress and nationwide protests.
Speaking of pandemic fatigue, our COVID-19 survey revealed that 51% of respondents have taken at least one mental health day during the pandemic.
Yet, our survey also uncovered that 79% of our respondents say that working from home has been better for their overall mental health - a significant increase when you consider how 37% of our respondents felt more stressed working from home during our May 2020 survey.
Here are other interesting survey findings related to working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic:
Click here to download the full survey results.
The above survey results were gathered through a national survey of 1,000 U.S. adults from February 11, 2021 to February 15, 2021. The survey has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.
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