As more and more Americans receive the coronavirus vaccine, the proportion of people hesitating about this has decreased. However, a significant number continue to say they will not or may not be vaccinated, citing concerns about a full screening and potential side effects, as well as recent news about the blood clot. bronze. This reluctance, if it continues, is one reason why some are concerned about the prospect of achieving herd immunity in the US.
Overall, 6 out of 10 Americans say they will be vaccinated or report they have had at least one dose. 4 out of 10 people say “yes” (18%) or “no” (22%). While it’s still notable in size, this is four points lower than the percentage of hesitation. last month. It has also dropped significantly from February levels (measured with a slightly different question).
The reasons chosen by hesitant people have been relatively consistent over the past few months, and most have chosen more than one. The most common was “Still too untested / I’m waiting to see what happens” (53%), followed by general anxiety about allergies or side effects (40%). More specifically, some people also recognize problems reported with certain vaccines, including news of blood clots (36%).
The position on vaccines is still party-involved, with about half of Republicans still expressing hesitation. Special Republicans may cite distrust of the government, as well as a lack of interest in the virus and doubts about the effectiveness of the vaccine, as reasons for their reluctance.
Republicans continued to divide by age, with younger Republicans more likely to express hesitation. In fact, of those 45 years of age and older in the Republican Party, 6 in 10 say they have been vaccinated or plan to do so.
Vaccine delivery is one of President Biden’s best problems When it comes to the public’s assessment of the work he is doing, and the rating of his approval on the matter, it pertains to the American readiness to vaccinate. Those who have or plan on vaccination fully agree with him handling the vaccine distribution, including most Republicans. On the other hand, those who said “no” completely to vaccines, especially Republicans, largely disagreed with Biden on the matter.
As the group of Americans who hesitate to vaccinate shrinks, the rest of the group may find it difficult. For example, dishonest speakers accounted for a larger proportion of indecisive people compared to March, even if their rankings did not increase in absolute terms.
This CBS News survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 2,527 US residents interviewed between April 21 and 24, 2021. This sample is calculated by gender, age, race, and education are based on the American Community Survey conducted by the United States. Census Bureau, as well as 2020 presidential registration and voting status. Amplitude of error is ± 2.3 points.