In a poll conducted in the spring of this year, researchers uncovered that just over 53% of unvaccinated Americans answered that “nothing will change my mind” regarding their decision not to receive the jab. Although the survey was conducted before the announcement and implementation of mandatory vaccination measures, 20% of the U.S. adult population remain unvaccinated. The Mail has the story.
Researchers in Boston, New York and Barcelona surveyed about 6,000 adults, including participants from across the country – roughly 21% of whom said they did not want to receive the Covid vaccine.
More than half of those respondents said “nothing will change my mind” about the vaccine while 13% said that advice from a family member or close friend might help convince them.
9% said that a recommendation from a family doctor would be beneficial.
Conservatives, people living in poverty, and those who worked outside the home were more likely to be against vaccination, the survey data showed.
The survey was conducted in April 2021, before the Delta variant surge in the U.S., vaccine incentive programs, mandates, and other initiatives. Still, about 20% of U.S. adults remain unvaccinated.
More than 220 million Americans have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine as of November 3rd, representing about two-thirds of the population.
About four in five adults have received at least one dose, as well as almost all seniors at 98%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Younger children – ages five to 11 years old – are now eligible to get vaccinated with Pfizer shots as of this week.
At the same time, more than 20 million Americans have received a booster dose.
While attention is now on boosters and children, the millions of adults who remain unvaccinated are still vulnerable to Covid.
Newly released survey data shed light on the motivations and demographics of those Americans who are opposed to Covid vaccination.
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