Huh: Majority of Americans surveyed say not interested in vaccine right now

Huh: Majority of Americans surveyed say not interested in vaccine right now
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[Ed. – I actually wouldn’t have predicted a majority.  It’s narrow — 52% — but it’s a good 10-15% more than I would have expected to pass on the vaccine.  I don’t think most people are stupid.  The ones I interact with all work from the same basic facts.  I suspect they’d rather (a) have mild symptoms and recover, and (b) try HCQ if needed to keep symptoms from becoming full-blown.  What’s true: public information is all over the place, changes constantly, and comes off as chaotic and often hysterical.  It’s no wonder a lot of people don’t trust the system on this.]

A pair of surveys a month apart by Realtime Research found:

  • Willingness to get the vaccine is declining. The January results show a majority (52 percent) now say they are Unlikely or Very Unlikely to get the vaccine, up from December’s results.
  • Sixty-eight percent say they don’t really know if they are even eligible for the vaccine or where to get it if they are. …


Nearly three-quarters of those identifying as Strong Republican said they’re unlikely to get the shots. Even 21 percent of Strong Democrats have decided No. And more than half of independents (54 percent) said they are unlikely to seek the vaccine.

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