GLOBAL VACCINE TRACKING

The U.S. Has a Higher Rate of Vaccine Opposition Than Any Country Tracked Besides Russia

BY NICK LAUGHLIN | UPDATED: JUN 17 2021

 

Morning Consult is conducting over 75,000 weekly interviews across the globe on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, providing deep insights at a granular level into which countries are most and least opposed to vaccinations, and what factors are driving skepticism. The latest data is based on surveys conducted in 15 countries between June 8-14, 2021, with 37,321 interviews in the United States and between 1,654 to 4,352 interviews in the other 14 countries. Updates will be provided weekly. Get alerts with the latest data. 

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In order to gauge vaccination rates and interest, Morning Consult asked adults in each country “Have you gotten the vaccine, or not?” Respondents could reply “Yes,” “No, but I will get it in the future,” “No, and I am not sure if I will get it in the future,” or “No, and I do not plan to get it.”

Weekly tracking: Over the last two months of tracking, the rate of skepticism has fallen by an average of 7 percentage points in the 15 countries tracked, and has fallen by at least two points in 14 of those countries. The largest drops are in France (-12), Germany (-12) and China (-11).

The share of adults in each country who are unwilling to get vaccinated or are uncertain:

What’s driving skepticism: Looking at just those adults who are uncertain about whether to get the vaccine, concern about side effects and the speed at which the vaccines went through clinical trials are the most cited factors in every country expect China. 

Methodology

In a given week, Morning Consult conducts around 30,000 interviews in the United States and between 2,000 to 5,00 surveys in each other country on the vaccine rollout, among nationally representative samples of adults. (In India, the sample is representative of the literate population). All interviews are conducted online.

Surveys are weighted in each country by age, gender, region, and, in certain countries, education breakdowns based on official government sources. In the United States, surveys are also weighted by race and ethnicity.

Respondents complete these surveys in languages appropriate for their countries. Professional translation firms in each country conduct the translation and localization.

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