More in the US Embrace Covid Vaccines, Pew Poll Shows

More in the US Embrace Covid Vaccines, Pew Poll Shows

2021-03-05 19:38:32

Vaccine hesitancy has been a concern among U.S. public health experts for months. But there is growing evidence that as vaccination coverage increases, many unvaccinated Americans are more comfortable with the idea of ​​getting the injection themselves.

The proportion of adults in the country planning to get vaccinated has risen significantly in recent months, according to one survey released Friday by the Pew Research Center. Sixty-nine percent of the public now plan to get vaccinated – or have already done so – compared to 60 percent who said in November that they intended to pursue it.

However, the issue has become more biased over time. The new poll finds a 27 percentage point political divide, with 83 percent of Democrats saying they plan to get the vaccine or have already received it, compared to just 56 percent of Republicans.

Despite the divisions, the new research reinforces optimism that Americans in general are increasingly open to receiving the vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 54 million people – 16 percent of the population – had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of Thursday.


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