Transcript for By the Numbers: Education bigger factor than race in COVID vaccine willingness
We talk a lot about the supply and availability of common vaccines but actual question is how many Americans are actually willing to get vaccinated two new studies show that vaccine acceptance is on the rise and that education. Is now a bigger factor than race and predicting who's willing to get the shots so here's a look. Why the numbers at least 55% of Americans plan to or have already been vaccinated according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That's up 47%. In January and 34%. In December. On the flip side 22% Americans say they want to wait and see how the vaccine works for others before getting it and 15% of Americans say they definitely will not get vaccinated. Now another study by researchers at USC finds a widening gap based on education and 76% of Americans and at least a bachelor's degrees planned to be vaccinated and more have already been vaccinated. Compared to 53%. Of those without college degrees in other words. College degree is associated with a 43%. Increase in vaccine acceptance of the larger than the 32%. Difference that researchers found between white and black Americans and the 3% difference between. White and Latino Americans.
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