Fewer in U.S. Continue to See Vaccines as Important
Eighty-four percent of Americans now say vaccinating children is important, down from 94% in 2001. Additionally, 86% of Americans say vaccines are not more dangerous than the diseases they prevent.
#VaccinesWork. Unfortunately, so does a miasma of misinformation-looking at you Andrew Wakefield. New poll shows that 46% (almost half!!) of Americans surveyed are unsure if vaccines cause autism. They don’t! They protect us against deadly diseases.
Demoralizing news on the vaccine front. 46% of Americans unsure whether they cause autism, despite mainstream media shouting safety from the rooftops. Just not sure how to combat this kind of thing.
Only 84% of Americans believe it is "extremely or very important" for parents to vaccinate their kids, down from 94% in 2001. Super fucking alarming. 46% of respondents answered "unsure" on whether there is link between vaccines and autism.
Only 45% of Americans say vaccines do not cause autism in children. Ten percent say it does, 46% are unsure.
share of americans with children under 18 who think it’s extremely/very important for parents to vaccinate their kids is down 15 points since 2001, from 92% to 77%
84% of Americans say vaccinating children is important, down from 94% in 2001.
U.S. belief in #vaccines continues to fall
Gallup: Fewer in U.S. Continue to See Vaccines as Important
poll asks Americans about #vaccines - 84% say vaccinating children is important, down from 94% in 2001 - 86% say vaccines are not more dangerous than the diseases they prevent - 45% of Americans say vaccines do not cause autism in children
Richard M. Carpiano
Trends in US vaccine attitudes (imptance, risk vs. disease). Lots here to ponder--not good, some promise. Educ. differences intriguing--biggest changes on lower educ. but esp. "some college." I'd bet many state-level polls wld look much worse. Ht
Fewer in U.S. Continue to See #Vaccines as Important
Steven Pergam, MD, MPH
Trust in science continues to erode despite having the worst #measles season in years. Children, cancer patients and our society will suffer if we continue down this path. #VaccinesWork Fewer in U.S. Continue to See Vaccines as Important