The Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor is an ongoing research project tracking the public’s attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations.
A survey of 1,517 U.S. adults was conducted from July 15–27, 2021.
Key findings include:
- 3 in 10 adults remain unvaccinated, including 1 in 10 who say they want to “wait and see” how the vaccine works for other people before getting vaccinated.
- 3% of respondents say they will get vaccinated “only if required” (down from 6% in June).
- 14% of Americans say they will “definitely not” get a vaccine, a share that has held relatively steady since December.
- More than half (including 75% of “definitely not”) of unvaccinated adults say getting vaccinated is a bigger risk to their health than getting infected with the coronavirus.
- Two-thirds of vaccinated adults (68%) and three-quarters of Democrats (75%) say the federal government should recommend that employers require their employees to get vaccinated, while 8 in 10 (81%) unvaccinated adults and 67% of Republicans say the federal government should not do this.