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  • The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found 43 percent of Americans said they definitely would get a coronavirus vaccine while 28 percent said they probably would.
  • Among Democrats, more than 80 percent said they would get the vaccine compared to 17 percent of Democrats who said they would not.
  • But just less than 60 percent of Republicans said they would take the vaccine, compared to 40 percent who said they would not get vaccinated.

More than 70 percent of Americans say they would get a vaccine to protect against the coronavirus if the vaccine were free and was made available to everyone, a Washington Post-ABC News poll shows. 

The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found 43 percent of Americans said they definitely would get a coronavirus vaccine while 28 percent said they probably would. The poll found 12 percent of Americans said probably not, while 15 percent said they definitely would not. 


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The willingness to become vaccinated with a coronavirus vaccine differed by political affiliation. 

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Among Democrats, more than 80 percent said they would get the vaccine compared to 17 percent of Democrats who said they would not. But just under 60 percent of Republicans said they would take the vaccine, compared to 40 percent who said they would not get vaccinated. More than 70 percent of Independents would also get the vaccine. 

In terms of race, Hispanics are the most willing to get the vaccine, with 78 percent saying they would get one, compared with 63 percent of black Americans and 70 percent of whites. 

The poll was conducted May 25 to 28 among a random sample of 1,001 adults with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.  

At least 10 vaccines are being tested in people worldwide, and the United States’ top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, has estimated there could be a viable vaccine by early next year, according to ABC News

The Trump administration is also racing to get a vaccine to the market quickly with “Operation Warp Speed,” which is aiming to have 300 million vaccine doses available by January. 

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 6.3 million people globally and has left more than 376,000 dead since late last year, according to Johns Hopkins University data.


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Published on Jun 02, 2020