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Most Americans Supportive of Scientific Interventions to Stop COVID-19, 72% Willing to Get Vaccinated

July 8, 2020

Pew Research Center Survey revealed that most Americans are optimistic that medical advances to prevent COVID-19 will be released in a year, and they will get the vaccine when available.

The survey was conducted from April 29 to May 5, 2020, involving 10,957 adults who are members of Pew Research Center's American Trends Panel (ATP), an online survey panel that is recruited through national, random sampling of residential addresses.

Results showed that 72% of the respondents would get a coronavirus vaccine if one were available, while 27% said they would not. This comes amidst massive campaigns of the anti-vaccine movement in the US. When it comes to the conduct of clinical trials, the majority (64%) are supportive of the trials, even if it will extend the time of vaccine development. Furthermore, most Americans (59%) said that the benefits of experimental drugs outweigh the risks.

Read more results from Pew Research.

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