Rasmussen Poll: Most Say COVID Came From Lab, Back Probe A Northwell Health lab technician uses the Abbott ID NOW Covid-19 rapid tester on a participant before a news conference, April 14, 2021 at a pop up Covid-19 vaccination site at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. (Mary Altaffer/AFP via Getty)
By Eric Mack | Thursday, 27 May 2021 02:44 PM
A majority of U.S. voters say it is likely COVID-19 originated in a Chinese research lab and believe it is very important the U.S government investigate its origins, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.
A supermajority of American voters surveyed (68%) believe SARS-CoV-2 is at least somewhat likely not to have been natural but was released from a laboratory in China, including 43% who say it is "very likely."
Just 16% do not think it is likely the virus came from the lab, while 16% are not sure, according to the poll.
The Rasmussen Reports poll was conducted May 25-26 among 900 likely U.S. voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.