51% of Americans now say they are somewhat or very likely to take a first-generation Covid-19 vaccine as soon as one becomes available, according to new poll results released Tuesday by Axios-Ipsos. This is a six point increase from last week, and a 14 point increase from late September.
70% of respondents said they would likely get a vaccine if public health officials proved that it was safe and effective, according to the poll, which was based on a nationally representative sample of 1,002 US adults and conducted between November 20 and 23.
"Among some groups who are less likely to get a vaccine, namely Black Americans and Republicans, majorities report they would get a vaccine backed by public health officials," Ipsos said in a news release.
65% of respondents said they would be likely to take a vaccine if it was deemed more than 90% effective by pharmaceutical companies.
47% now believe that a vaccine will be ready within the next three months. This is up 15 percentage points from a week ago.