A new survey showed on Wednesday that more than 80 percent of Americans say they’re confident that they can protect themselves from COVID-19.
According to the Gallup survey, 82 percent of U.S. adults polled said they’re either “very” or “somewhat” confident they can fight off the disease on their own.
Twenty-seven percent of U.S. adults said they’re “very” confident, an increase of 14 percent since early April, and 55 percent said they’re “somewhat” confident.
Nearly one in five, the survey showed, said they’re not too confident or not at all confident they can protect themselves from the virus.
Men (34 percent) and whites (28 percent) were most confident — along with Republicans (46 percent), who voiced substantially more confidence than they did in the last survey. That figure is just 10 percent among Democrats.
The survey showed that the highest level of confidence grew almost evenly across age categories — with 22 percent of respondents aged 18-44 saying they’re “very” confident, along with 33 percent of adults 45-64 and 27 percent among those 65 and older.
Gallup has done it between June 15-21 polled more than 3,600 U.S. adults for the survey, which has a margin of error of 3 points.