In mid-December 2020, after health officials announced coronavirus vaccinations were available to a select portion of the U.S. public, iLevel fielded an opinion poll asking readers how likely they were to get the vaccine when it was their turn. A slim majority (54%) said they were ‘very likely’ while another (24%) reported ‘somewhat likely’. However, 20% were uncertain and 4% felt they were somewhat or very unlikely to get a shot.
Thus, over three – quarters of iLevel poll respondents anticipated receiving a shot, though a significant proportion appeared skeptical about the vaccine.
What most Americans say
Compared to representative surveys of Americans, iLevel respondents were notably more positive about the vaccine. Depending on the opinion poll, approximately 15% to 25% of the public is uncertain, and 15% to nearly 30% are unlikely to take the vaccine.
We suspect those working in logistics – especially small businesses – are especially aware of the importance of widespread vaccination to economic stability and the prospects of transportation business generally. Perhaps that is one reason – among several possibilities – that comparatively fewer iLevel respondents are hesitant about vaccines.
Across 24 countries recently survey by YouGov , the United States ranked in the top third for vaccine hesitancy. Just over a quarter of U.S. citizens said they would not get vaccinated, even when its’ their turn to receive a vaccine. The United States is not alone, however. Nearly 40% of French citizens said they would refuse a vaccination.
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