Poll: Trust in Dr. Fauci, CDC Slides Since April


Trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has declined noticeably since April, a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation says.

The survey, published Thursday, found 68% of people surveyed Aug. 28-Sept. 3, said they had a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in in Fauci to provide them with reliable information on the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the respiratory coronavirus disease-19, or COVID-19.

But that was down 10 percentage points from April, driven mostly by Republicans, whose trust in Fauci dropped from 77% to 48%. Fauci’s reputation also fell with independents, 76% to 71%, but rose with Democrats, 80% to 86%.

The CDC’s reputation took an even bigger decline, falling from 83% to 67% from April to September. The agency’s reputation fell with all political demographic groups, but, again, mostly with Republicans, falling from 90% to 60%.

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