Survey Result Details
Trust in vaccine data declined from the original vaccine studies to the vaccine booster studies. While respondents reported similar levels of strong trust in the original and booster vaccine data, a greater percent reported little to no trust in the booster vaccine data.
Nearly 1/3 reported they received the vaccine despite the data, indicating a significant portion of the population received the vaccine through intuitive based decision-making.
Interestingly, only 40% of the respondents reported they are very likely to recommend the vaccine, while 30% are neither likely nor unlikely and 20% are very unlikely to recommend the vaccine.
Lastly, 60% reported that they are now either a great deal or a lot more understanding of those who remain unvaccinated.
The survey demonstrates that while many chose to be vaccinated, many did so with significant trepidation. Hesitancy among the vaccinated contributes to greater distrust in the healthcare system and a greater level of sympathy for those who resist healthcare policies.
Number of COVID-19 Omicron variant cases in Europe as of November 29, 2021, by country
In late-November 2021, the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19) was designated as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization due to fears about a higher transmissibility from the variant and a possible decrease in the effectiveness of vaccines against it.