Sumary of CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots:
- A man wears an ‘UNVACCINATED’ t-shirt ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally at York Family Farms on August 21, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama.
- Chip Somodevilla | Getty ImagesAmericans who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 are largely driven by a mistrust of the government and fears over vaccine side effects, and there is very little that can be done to persuade them to get the shots, a new CNBC/Change Research poll reveals.
- Change Research surveyed 1,775 respondents for CNBC from Aug.
- 2 about Americans’ views on Covid vaccines, President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and other issues.
- Among the 29% of U.S. voters who are unvaccinated, 83% say they do not plan to get the lifesaving shots, the survey shows.
- A frustrated Biden on Thursday outlined a host of new vaccine and testing mandates for federal workers and contractors as well as health-care and private company employees.
- “Of the unvaccinated respondents, 84% said their decision against immunization wouldn’t change if the vaccines had no side effects and 87% said they still wouldn’t get the shots if their employer mandated them.
- Pressure from family members made little difference, with just 2% saying that would make them much more likely to get the shots.