August 12, 2020

Gallup poll finds disinterest in receiving COVID-19 vaccine

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

A Gallup poll of US adults conducted from July 20 to August 2 finds that 35% of those surveyed would not be interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine when one is approved by the Food & Drug Administration.

The survey also finds that 41% of non-white Americans would not agree to be vaccinated.


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Willingness to be vaccinated was higher in adults younger than 30 (76%) and those older than 65 (70%) years of age.

Gallup notes that such resistance is not unprecedented. In 1954, when Gallup asked US adults who would take the new polio vaccine, 31% said they would not.

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