The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 670,000 lives in the U.S. as of Sept. 20, and the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant has added new urgency to the federal government’s efforts to vaccinate all Americans against the virus. As the drive to inoculate more people continues, here are 10 facts about Americans and COVID-19 vaccines, based on an August Pew Research Center survey of more than 10,000 U.S. adults. Pew broke down the demographics by gender, political affiliations, education, and racial and ethnic groups. Here are the top 5 facts about Americans and Covid-19 vaccines. Click here to read about all 10 facts from the Pew Research Center survey. 

1.  Around three-quarters of U.S. adults (73%) said in August that they had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with the vast majority in this group saying they were fully vaccinated.

2.  Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, though majorities in both groups say they have done so. 

3.  In both parties, older people and those with higher levels of education are more likely to have received at least one dose.

4.  Unlike earlier in the pandemic, Black and White adults are about equally likely to say they have been vaccinated.

5.  Vaccination patterns vary considerably among major U.S. religious groups.