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Poll: 59 percent of voters likely to take coronavirus vaccine if available in 2020

Roughly 6 in 10 voters say they are likely to take a coronavirus vaccine if one becomes available in 2020, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Fifty-nine percent of registered voters in the poll said they are either very or somewhat likely to take a vaccine for COVID-19 in 2020.

By contrast, 41 percent said they are either somewhat or very unlikely to take it.

The survey found varying degrees of voters' openness to a vaccine if one was made available this year based on different demographics.

Women were 20 percentage points less likely than men to be open to a vaccine, at 69 percent and 49 percent, respectively.

Forty-five percent of Black voters said they would take a vaccine in 2020 compared to 61 percent of White voters and 58 percent of Hispanic voters.

The poll also found respondents with lower incomes and less education to be more reluctant towards a vaccine available by this year.

Among partisans, Republicans and independents were less likely than Democrats to be open to a coronavirus vaccine.

Sixty-two percent of Democratic respondents said they are likely to take a vaccine for COVID-19 if made available in 2020 compared to 58 percent of Republican respondents and 57 percent of independent respondents.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 3,758 registered voters between Sept. 10 and 14. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.6 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte