Americans don’t trust people who are outside of their close circle to be honest about whether they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to new poll results from Axios-Ipsos published Tuesday.
The poll found that 71% of respondents had a great deal or fair amount of trust in their coworkers to be honest about their vaccination status, and 88% felt this way about their family and close friends. The poll was conducted between May 21 to 24 and made up of a nationally representative sample of 1,102 US adults.
Trust was a lot lower when it came to groups outside of friends and family.
Only 38% were likely to trust people outside their close circle. People in public settings were even less likely to be trusted, such as outdoor sporting events or concerts (25%), indoor restaurants and bars (25%) and airports (24%)
Democrats were less likely to trust people to be honest than Republicans and Americans overall, especially when it came to trusting people who were opposed to taking the vaccine. Thirty-one percent of Americans overall trusted those who were opposed to the vaccine to be honest about if they were vaccinated, including 47% of Republicans and only 19% of Democrats.