Q: Are Americans Confident a COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Accessible to Those Who Want One?

A: Americans are more confident in local and state agencies (versus the federal government) regarding efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines.


In our December 25-28 survey, we asked respondents how confident they were in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts currently underway. Our results reveal that 45% of respondents are “somewhat” to “extremely” confident that the federal government will be able to “efficiently distribute a COVID-19 vaccine.”


However, we find that respondents are more confident in their local and state health departments’ abilities to efficiently distribute a vaccine (73% and 74% of respondents, respectively).



Last updated on January 5, 2021. Please check back for updates.


Results based on surveys of 302 respondents from December 25, 2020 through December 28, 2020. All surveys were conducted online from respondents in the United States.


For more information about our survey techniques, click here to visit our Methods page.