POLL: More Than One Third Of Americans ‘Less Interested’ In Vaccine If ‘Trump Says The Vaccine Is Safe’

POLL: More Than One Third Of Americans ‘Less Interested’ In Vaccine If ‘Trump Says The Vaccine Is Safe’


According to a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos, 36% of Americans surveyed said that their “interest in taking a coronavirus/COVID-19 vaccine” would be diminished if “President Trump says the vaccine is safe.”

The survey, which was conducted on 4,428 adults between May 13-19, asked a variety of questions pertaining to a COVID-19 vaccine.

The survey first asked about the regular flu vaccine, which is offered annually. Only 44% of respondents said that they would “definitely get the flu vaccine” this year. 15% said they “plan” to get it, 11% said they “probably won’t” get it, and 16% said they are certain that they “won’t get the flu vaccine.”

The survey then asked about a potential COVID-19 vaccine: “How interested would you be in getting a coronavirus/COVID-19 vaccine, if at all?”

38% of respondents said they are “very interested,” and 27% said they are “somewhat interested,” for a combined 65% who are overall “interested” to some degree.

10% said they are

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