Three-quarters of likely voters believe they'll recover from COVID if they get it
Fewer than one-quarter believe they would die from it.
The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook
- Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen
- Current CDC calcluations of COVID-19 fataliy rate
- U.S. census numbers on age distributions
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Seventy-five percent of likely U.S. voters think they would recover from COVID-19 if they caught the virus, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
Just 22% of the likely voters expressed doubt about surviving the virus and 7% were unsure.
The optimistic responses come amid several months of declining concerns that the virus is significantly more fatal than seasonal influenza. Current CDC calcluations estimate people younger than 49 years old – a solid majority of the U.S. population – the virus is less fatal than seasonal flu.
Rasmussen noted the "stunning partisan divide" of the responses.
"Fifty-nine percent of Republicans are Very Confident they could recover," he said. "Just 25% of Democrats agree. This perception is consistent with every other data point on the pandemic. Democrats are more worried and want to be more cautious. Republicans are saying it's not the end of the world."
The survey of 1,265 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from Oct. 15-17, 2020.
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