There proceed to be variations in COVID-19 vaccination charges alongside partisan traces, a spot that has grown over time. We’ve documented this in our COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor surveys of the general public, and we’ve been monitoring county-level knowledge to evaluate vaccination charges in counties that voted for Trump within the 2020 Presidential election in contrast to those who voted for Biden.
As of September 13, 2021, 52.8% of individuals in counties that voted for Biden have been absolutely vaccinated in comparison with 39.9% of Trump counties, a 12.9 share level distinction (Determine 1). Whereas the speed of vaccination protection has slowed in each county teams, the hole has widened over time (Determine 2).
Whether or not President Biden’s latest actions to deal with the continuing affect of COVID-19 within the U.S., together with a federal worker vaccine mandate and a requirement that every one employers with greater than 100 workers institute a vaccine mandate or common testing, might be sufficient to extend vaccination charges and slim this hole stays to be seen.
This knowledge snapshot relies on an evaluation of knowledge on the share of the inhabitants absolutely vaccinated by county from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Built-in County View and knowledge on the 2020 Presidential election outcomes by county from right here (for extra detailed strategies, see: https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/vaccination-is-local-covid-19-vaccination-rates-vary-by-county-and-key-characteristics/).