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  • Trust in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine took a hit following the FDA pause, and hasn’t yet bounced back.
    • Immediately after the pause, 43% of respondents said they were ‘not at all likely’ to take the vaccine or recommend it to a friend or family member (data from April 16–19). 
    • Currently, 37% of respondents feel that way about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, far higher than for the other two FDA-authorized vaccines — only 18% of respondents report that level of distrust in Moderna and 13% in Pfizer.
  • Roughly 60% of all parents say that they plan to vaccinate their children. We’ve consistently observed a gender gap in this question, with men being 14 points more likely than women to give their children an FDA-authorized vaccine.
    • Similar to other measures of vaccine hesitancy, this is also negatively correlated with higher income and higher levels of education. 
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“Men and women are equally likely to report being vaccinated themselves, but when it comes to decisions about vaccinating their children, women express significantly more hesitation than men.”

Maeve Ward
VP of Research and InsightsCivis Analytics

Overall Findings

Approximately 58% (+/- 2%) of the adult population is fully vaccinated.

We’re still seeing many of the same demographic trends among the unvaccinated population that we’ve seen in the last several months of fielding these weekly surveys. Namely:

  • Black Americans are less likely to be fully vaccinated (47%)
  • Those with incomes below $50,000 are less likely to be fully vaccinated (47%). This is especially true for people with incomes below $25,000 (42%)
  • Democrats (65%) and advanced degree-holders (73%) are especially likely to be fully vaccinated, along with those over the age of 65 (82%).
  • Those in the South are the least likely to be fully vaccinated (53%), while those in the Northeast are the most likely to be fully vaccinated (67%). 

Among the currently unvaccinated, 47% are very unlikely or somewhat unlikely to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the future — this unvaccinated and unlikely to get vaccinated group represents about 20% of the entire adult population