While individual elections vary, this poll is consistent with the general finding that about one-fifth to one-fourth of Americans indicate that they will not receive the vaccine.
Most Americans want to get vaccinated, but we know From data
Some groups are more likely than others to say whether they have a Kovid-19 vaccine or not. Typically, we focus on partisan differences (ie backward Republicans in vaccination rates) or racial differences (ie Black Americans lagging).
An inter-discussion difference in vaccination that is particularly troubling during vaccinations is that younger Americans are less likely than older Americans to claim or receive a vaccination. This is dangerous because young Americans are the most likely to spread the virus.
Revisit that Quinnipiac poll. Among those adults under the age of 35, 36% say they do not plan to receive the Kovid-19 vaccine. This is more than 27% of the total and more than 10% of seniors who say they will not get a pill.
The results of this survey have been repeatedly repeated in the poll data. Just 49% under 30 years old in the last month Kaiser Family Foundation Survey
Told Polster that they will get a vaccine as soon as possible or have already got one. It is below 61% overall and below the 1% senior citizens.
It matches the data CDC
, Which indicates that younger adults are by far the least likely to be vaccinated. Of course, many states have recently opened eligibility for vaccination of young Americans.
The fact that young people have been slow to vaccinate is worrisome because they are the least likely to distance themselves socially. As of march average Axios / ipsos poll
Adults under the age of 30 were less likely to say, on average, by 7 points that they were socially disturbed than adults overall.
This may help explain why young people are most likely to have been recently infected with coronaviruses due to lack of social disturbances and lack of vaccination. Throughout march
, 18- to 24-year-olds had the highest number of cases per 100,000 people. The second highest was of 25- to 34-year-olds. The preliminary data we have from April shows the same thing.
When you zone over Michigan, where matters have spiraled out of control, a similar pattern emerges. Cases are the highest among Those in their 20s
. Their teenage case rate is high In michigan
At any point of the epidemic.
The most obvious problem for young people having coronovirus is twofold. Previously, young people could be very ill, even if they were less ill than older people. Second, by not socially distancing themselves and getting vaccinated, young people can become vectors to spread the virus to other vulnerable parts of the population.
Another issue with young people being less likely to get vaccinated is that this is another group on which we have to focus on getting vaccinated.
While much of the focus in vaccination is on partisan and racial divisions, an age division is something else entirely. Messages that appeal to hesitating youths are unlikely to be the ones that appeal to Republicans at large. (Young voters overwhelmingly favored President Joe Biden.)
As Nicolas Floro of STAT
Told, “In the Kovid-19 vaccine push, no one is speaking the language of Gen Z.”
It will take time and effort to do so.
If we do not find out how their language is spoken, this epidemic can be much more painful than it needs to be.