new from the Rhur,
A friend of mine who lives in Gelsenkirchen, in the Rhur says this :
"I suppose poorly educated people are the most susceptible ones to the anti-vaxx message."
Well, it is a complicated phenomena arising from a different relationship to institutions more widely. Those with PhDs are, apparently, the most resistant to vaccination, but the assumption you make concerns a more complex phenomena involving the nature of legitimation. Because 'involvement', that is, citizenship, access to forms of personhood, is class-based, and, in this scam, being used to extort compliance, it makes sense for those with least access to recognised forms of social existence and publicly mediated sources of identity to forego vaccination: if you are already, largely, socially excluded, there are less sources of public, institutional, mediation that can be used to extort your compliance. The more exposed to devaluation you are, publicly, the less you accept the legitimacy of the state apparatus, hence the hatred of lower class people for the few middle class apparatchiks they usually meet: teachers.
It had been one of my early hopes that possibly this politically manufactured debacle might found a sensitivity to the effects of devaluation more generally but I realise that was a stupid assumption to make, it will lead, as most scarcity does, to deeper enmity.
Depends, if most of your peers are least educated, that's all you're going to see. I think the economically deprived are less likely to trust government, regarding anything, not just vaccines.
Most of my peers are highly educated and remain very sceptical of the vax propaganda. I think this is because the highly educated are much more aware of how little we actually know when we dig into a specific scientific area.
vax hesitancy across education levels follow a U shaped curve, least and most educated are more likely to be hesitant, while the highest educated levels are also least likely to change their opinion.