Republicans are less likely now than they were in the past to say they are confident in the accuracy of important medical advice their doctor gives them. Currently, 60% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are confident, down from 73% in 2010 and 70% in 2002.
These results are based on Gallup’s annual Health and Healthcare survey, conducted Nov. 1-16. The changes in attitudes about medical advice are consistent with Gallup’s recent findings of partisan divergence in trust in science, more generally.
Ongoing Gallup polling about COVID-19 finds Americans are largely following advice from public health officials and doctors to limit the spread of the virus by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 or wearing face masks in public places. However, Republicans are far more likely than other subgroups to be unvaccinated and to have no intention of getting vaccinated.
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