Survey: Trust in CDC declined during the pandemic

The average drop in trust among respondents was by about 0.7 points or 10%, the researchers said. The survey broke groups down into subgroups by ethnicity, voting intentions, age, and rural versus urban.

“In the end, there is remarkable consistency and convergence in reported levels of trust in the CDC across these subgroups after the declines, with the exception of the vote intention comparisons,” the researchers wrote.

Survey respondents who said they intended to vote for now-President Joe Biden showed a small, non-significant decline in trust in the CDC, whole those who said they planned to vote for former President Donald Trump, someone else, or not at all showed “significant and substantial declines in trust.”