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Infographic – Half of US Public Still Not Taking Vaccine

Chart: vaccine willingness

Click on image for full-size view. (Statista)

27 Feb. 2021. While the supply of Covid-19 vaccines in the U.S. is increasing and more people are getting vaccinated, a poll released this week suggests a large segment of the public is still not ready for it. The survey by polling company YouGov for the magazine Economist shows half of the respondents (49%) do not plan to take the vaccine or are not sure.

The data, displayed by business research company Statista, show about four in 10 of those sampled (39%) plan to get the Covid-19 vaccine, on top of 12 percent who already received at least one dose. But that leaves 22 percent still not sure, and 27 percent saying “no” to the vaccine.

Breaking down the totals shows those most willing to get vaccinated in the U.S. are over the age of 45, make more than $50,000 a year, and voted for Biden in 2020. Those least likely to get the vaccine are under the age of 30, make less than $50,000 a year, and voted for Trump or are registered as Republican. About one-third each of Black Americans say no to the vaccine (33%) or are not sure (30%).

A further data breakdown shows a willingness to get the vaccine is associated with worry about becoming infected. About three-quarters (77%) of those who plan to get vaccinated say they are very or somewhat worried contracting Covid-19, while two-thirds (68%) of those who do not want the vaccine are not too or not at all worried about becoming infected.

YouGov conducted the survey online with 1,500 adult respondents between 19 and 22 Feb. 2021.

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