CivicScience | Reluctance to Receive Future Coronavirus Vaccine Has Increased in the Last Month

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Reluctance to Receive Future Coronavirus Vaccine Has Increased in the Last Month

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In a CivicScience study conducted in early May, overall intent to receive the coronavirus vaccine, when one is available, was at about 70% of the general adult population. Now, according to a sample of the same survey conducted in early June, that number has dropped to 64%. 

Less people say they’d opt for the vaccine.

With news circulating about different vaccine trials underway, questions about the timeline being too short or not, and all the while no signs of the virus slowing down, this is probably only somewhat surprising. 

General comfort level with vaccinations at large has remained somewhat steady since our most recent reading in early May, but it has dropped significantly since January (pre-pandemic).

In terms of the coronavirus vaccine specifically, there is not a huge shift among the age groups to account for the change. Although, in the most recent reading, slightly more people in the 35-54 age group say they wouldn’t receive it. The data also show more people under 25 reporting that they are not sure whether or not they’d receive the vaccine. 

A bigger shift may be seen with parents. In early may, 55% of those who said they would not get the vaccine were parents, but since early June that number has been at 60%.

CivicScience will continue to track sentiment regarding vaccinations, specifically for the coronavirus, as the months (and the pandemic) go on.

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