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COVID States Project: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey Report #82: COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Trends   [open pdf - 15MB]

From the Document: "Misinformation remains an important public health concern [hyperlink], especially as it is widely seen as a factor affecting people's behavior during the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. In past reports, we have discussed the prevalence and demographics [hyperlink] of COVID-19 misinformation, its link to vaccination rates [hyperlink], and its dependence on social media news consumption [hyperlink]. Here, we examine the over-time shifts in COVID-19 vaccine misperceptions across different social groups. We explore whether those who believe misinformation are aware that their views contradict the prevailing opinion of scientists and medical experts. We highlight the connection between COVID-19 misinformation and trust in the government, media, science and medicine. Finally, we update our findings linking misperceptions with attitudes towards the COVID-19 vaccine."

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The COVID States Project Report No. 82
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2022-02-14
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Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
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The COVID States Project: https://covidstates.org/
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