Every Picture Tells a Story: Who Intends to Get Vaccinated?

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The latest polling by the Pew Research Center shows that 60% of Americans are willing to get vaccinated to guard against COVID-19. That's based on a representative sample of Americans polled after the announcements by both Pfizer and Moderna. Here's a breakdown of who's willing to line up, based upon some demographics.

In that top row, we can see some stratification by risk; the more likely a group perceives their risk, the more likely to get vaccinated. With one very concerning exception, Black Americans. There are many reasons behind that, including a history of poor healthcare at the government's hands. Does the Tuskegee Syphilis Study ring a bell? We have a lot of public education targeted at this community ahead of us. 

The bottom row should come as no surprise; income and education tend to track together. Republican and Democrat, well, we have been hearing about those differences for many months now.

 

More to follow, but if you can't wait, here is the deep dive into their findings.

Source: "Intent to Get a COVID-1g Vaccine Rises to 60% as Confidence in Research and Development Process Increases" Pew Research Center December 2020