Vaccine Acceptance and Mask Wearing Rises Slightly

Our latest survey results reveal the largest percentage of Americans are willing to get vaccinated, since November 2020. We found that 72% of respondents would be willing to get the vaccine – this marks a 10% increase since the beginning of the year.


Additionally, we observed an increase among respondents regularly wearing a face mask in public. Our latest results show that 67% of respondents consistently wear a mask in public – a 22% increase since the lowest point in August, when only 45% of respondents regularly wore a mask.


In the most recent survey, we continue to observe a political divide regarding vaccination acceptance, with a 50% gap between Democrats and Republicans, with an average 40% gap among all parties since the beginning of 2021.

Last updated on September 29, 2021. Please check back for updates. Results based on surveys of 285 respondents from September 13, 2021 through September 15, 2021. 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.