According to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday, over half of Americans believe that the Covid-19 vaccines have caused a “substantial number of unexplained fatalities,” and more than a fourth know somebody whose death could have been related to vaccine side effects.
The survey asked participants, “How likely is it that COVID-19 vaccination side effects have resulted in a large number of unexplained deaths?”
Overall, 49 percent believe it is “somewhat” likely, but 28 percent believe it is “extremely” likely. Another 20% claimed it is “not very” likely, and 17% said it is “not at all” likely. 14 percent are still unsure.
Furthermore, it appears to be a nonpartisan problem, with most Dems (51%) and Republicans (56%) believing it is at least somewhat likely. Independents are more suspicious, with 42 percent believing it is at least somewhat likely that coronavirus vaccination side effects led to unexplained deaths, opposed to the 38 percent that do not feel it is likely.
The survey next asked the respondents if they have “personally known someone whose death you believe was caused by COVID-19 vaccination adverse effects.”
Over a quarter, 28 percent, replied “yes,” with the remaining ten percent unsure. Sixty-one percent of those polled replied no.
Figures remain largely steady across the board, with 33 percent of Dems, 26 percent of the Republicans, and 26 percent of independents claiming to know someone who died as a result of vaccination side effects.
Furthermore, 48 percent say there are “real grounds to be concerned” about the vaccines’ safety, while 37 percent believe individuals who raise worries are simply “promoting conspiracy theories.” Fifteen percent are still undecided.
Seventy-one percent of those polled indicated they were vaccinated, but more than a quarter, 26 percent, said they were not. This is consistent with the November The Economist/YouGov poll, which indicated that 23% of respondents were unvaccinated.
The study was conducted among 1,000 U.S. adults between December 28-30, 2022, and has a +/- 3 percent margin of error. Notably, the poll makes no claim to scientific proof that the deaths were caused by the vaccine.
It comes as questions concerning the safety of vaccinations, particularly mRNA vaccines, continue to be raised. This caused Florida to take action in October, advising men under the age of 40 not to get the mRNA vaccine. Prior to Musk’s takeover, Twitter temporarily blocked Florida Surgeon Joseph Ladapo due to the guidance.
Ladapo has continued to emphasize some of the hazards linked with Covid-19 and mRNA vaccines, citing another study “similar with Florida’s investigation” in early December that found a link between the jab and myocarditis.
Governor Ron DeSantis (R) stated last month that he would petition the Supreme Court of Florida to appoint a statewide grand jury to investigate “any and every wrongdoing in the state of Florida related to the COVID-19 vaccines.”
Meanwhile, Jill Biden, the first lady, began the new year by urging Americans to “go and get that COVID immunization.”