Whittier, CA - December 16: Health care workers social distance as they wait as around 150 Healthcare workers are vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Whittier Hospital Medical Center in Whittier on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

As 2021 approaches, 58% of voters nationwide are looking forward to the end of social distancing and wearing masks more than getting the COVID vaccination. A Political IQ survey found that 33% are more excited about the vaccine.

Republicans, by a 69% to 25% margin, are most looking forward to the end of social distancing and masks. The numbers for Independent voters are similar. By a 58% to 28% margin, they are most excited about the end of social distancing.

Democrats, however, are more evenly divided: 48% are most looking forward to the end of social distancing while 45% are looking forward to getting vaccinated.

Senior citizens are evenly divided on the question as well. However, younger voters are looking forward most to the end of social distancing.

Methodology

The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from December 17-19, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 199 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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