Over one-third of Americans believe public health officials are lying about the safety of coronavirus vaccines, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday found.
The survey asked, “Do you believe public health officials are lying about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines?”
Forty-four percent said no, but over one-third, 37 percent, believe they are lying. Another 19 percent remain unsure.
Opinions are sharply divided on party lines. A majority of Republicans, 53 percent, believe public health officials are lying, compared to 26 percent of Democrats and 35 percent of independent voters who say the same.
The survey also found that viewers of conservative news outlets “have a better understanding of the risk of death from COVID-19 than do viewers of liberal channels.”
As Rasmussen reported:
According to Johns Hopkins University, the COVID-19 case-mortality rate – the percentage of diagnosed patients who have died from the disease – is