vaccine hesitancy by education
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Procentdelen af ​​hver uddannelsesgruppe, der tøver med at blive vaccineret.
En ny undersøgelse viste, at de mest uddannede er mindst tilbøjelige til at blive stukket.

Der har været megen debat om, hvordan man får de uvaccinerede til at få deres jabs- skam dem, bestikkelse, overtal dem eller behandl dem som ofre for fejl- og desinformationskampagner- men hvem er disse mennesker egentlig?

Det meste af dækningen vil have dig til at tro, at stigningen i sager primært drejer sig om mindre uddannede, 'hjernevaskede' Trump -tilhængere, der ikke ønsker at tage vaccinen. Dette kan delvist være sandt: de områder, hvor delta -varianten stiger, falder sammen med de dele af det røde Amerika, hvor vaccinationsraterne er lavest.

Men ifølge en ny artikel fra forskere fra Carnegie Mellon University og University of Pittsburgh tegner dette ikke det fulde billede. Forskerne analyserede mere end 5 millioner undersøgelsessvar efter en række forskellige demografiske detaljer og klassificerede de mennesker, der 'sandsynligvis' eller 'bestemt' ikke ville vælge at blive vaccineret som 'vaccinetøvende.'


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In some respects the findings are as predicted — for example the paper finds that there is a strong correlation between counties with higher Trump support in the 2020 presidential election and higher hesitancy in the period January 2021 — May 2021.

But more surprising is the breakdown in vaccine hesitancy by level of education. It finds that the association between hesitancy and education level follows a U-shaped curve with the highest hesitancy among those least and most educated. People with a master's degree had the least hesitancy, and the highest hesitancy was among those holding a Ph.D.

What's more, the paper found that in the first five months of 2021, the largest decrease in hesitancy was among the least educated — those with a high school education or less. Meanwhile, hesitancy held constant in the most educated group; by May, those with Ph.Ds were the most hesitant group.

So not only are the most educated people most sceptical of taking the Covid vaccine, they are also the least likely the change their minds about it...