Americans have the lowest levels of worry about COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic thanks to the rising numbers of vaccinations and decreasing levels of cases, according to a new Gallup poll.
Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults say they are "very or somewhat worried" about becoming infected with the virus, and 22% are "very or moderately worried" about getting treatment.
"Worry about contracting COVID-19 is down among almost all key segments of society since February, especially among older adults," said Gallup.
At the beginning of the pandemic in spring 2020, 64% of Americans were worried about contracting COVID-19.
After declining for several months, that number spiked last July at 59% and has drastically decreased over the past few months, mirroring the decline in cases across the nation.
Some groups with the greatest current levels of worry include Democrats (50%), the unvaccinated who want to receive the vaccine (49%), non-white adults (45%), those between 18 and 44 years of age (42%), college graduates (40%), and women (39%).
Those with the least concern included senior citizens (21%), those who do not want the vaccine (19%), and Republicans (17%).
Gallup also noted nearly 8 in 10 Americans are seeing the overall situation improving.