Nearly 85% of unvaccinated Americans don’t plan to get Covid injections – but only a third say it’s because they fear side effects, polls show
- A new poll found that 83% of unvaccinated respondents say they won’t get their COVID-19 shots
- More than a third say they are either afraid of vaccine side effects or distrust the government
- About 7% of unvaccinated respondents said they would get the injections if Donald Trump asked them
- More than 75% of U.S. adults are at least partially vaccinated, although there has been little movement to jab the remaining unvaccinated adults
- President Joe Biden Uses Employers To Commit Vaccines To Their Employees
A vast majority of unvaccinated Americans say they don’t plan on getting COVID-19 injections, a new poll shows.
The research, conducted by CNBC/Change Inquiry, asked 1,775 Americans how they felt about the vaccines.
Of the respondents, 29 percent had not been vaccinated and 83 percent of that group said they never intended to get the shots.
Not many things can convince this segment of the population, with 84 percent saying that even if the vaccines didn’t have side effects, they wouldn’t get the injections, and 87 percent wouldn’t get the shot if required to do so by their employer. .
One-third of unvaccinated Americans report fearing or distrusting the federal government as the reason they didn’t get the shots. Less than 10% said they would get the injections if the Delta variant became a bigger problem, and 7% said they would if former President Donald Trump asked them to get a shot
Respondents to the poll gave several reasons why they still needed to be vaccinated.
Just over a third, 34 percent, of unvaccinated respondents said they refuse the injections because they don’t trust the government.
The same number of survey participants also said they fear side effects from the vaccine.
Some are simply not concerned about the virus, with ten percent saying they would be stung if the Delta variant were more prominent in their community.
The Delta strain has devastated many unvaccinated communities across the country in recent months, with cases increasing eight-fold in July as the mutated strain took hold.
Seven percent are still waiting for instructions from former President Donald Trump to say they would only get vaccinated if he asked.
President Trump is an outspoken supporter of the vaccine – even to the chagrin of some of his loyal supporters — and has used his post-presidency meetings to promote them among his followers.
Despite his vocal support for the jabs, Trump supporters are the group that least wants the vaccines.
The CNBC survey shows that 87 percent of those who voted for Trump in the 2020 presidential election have not been vaccinated, and 60 percent of Republicans.
By comparison, 49 percent of Democrats and 68 percent of Joe Biden voters are fully vaccinated.
Getting the last batch of unvaccinated Americans has become a challenge for health officials across the country.
Just over 75 percent of U.S. adults have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 65 percent have been fully vaccinated.
Demand for the injections, however, has declined in recent months, with less than a million Americans getting the injections every day — compared with more than 3.5 million in early April.
While the rise of the Delta variant — a more contagious strain of the virus that originated in India — that caused massive increases in cases across the country boosted vaccine demand for a few weeks, the number of Americans has increased. that the injections get dropped again.
The remaining unvaccinated adults were hard to convince to get the shots, as they even offered incentives like vaccine lotteries that didn’t have much impact on vaccination.
The White House is now trying to use employer power to force Americans to get the shots.
Last week, President Biden announced that any company with more than 100 employees will be forced to impose vaccines on their employees.
Companies that do not follow the rules will be fined $14,000 from the federal government.
The president also requires all federal employees or contractors to be vaccinated, or potentially fired, within the next 75 days.
The executive order will not include an option to undergo regular testing to waive the vaccination requirement.
The orders apply to employees in the executive branch, but not to Congress or the judiciary.