Poll: Trust in Fauci, federal health agencies strong

A survey released this week by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania found 76 percent of respondents said they were “somewhat or very confident” in the veracity of information about the coronavirus coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its leaders.

At the same time, 68 percent said they believed Fauci, a member of former President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force and a top adviser to President Biden on the pandemic, has provided trustworthy advice.

A total of 77 percent also expressed confidence in the information being put forth by the Food and Drug Administration about vaccines and vaccine science.

The poll, first reported by The New York Times, found the highest level of confidence among respondents in personal primary care doctors, with 83 percent saying they trust them most to help them navigate the pandemic.