14 Feb, 2022
COVID States Project: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey, Report #82: COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Trends
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.); Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
Ognyanova, Katherine; Trujillo, Kristin Lunz; Lazer, David; Safarpour, Alauna; Baum, Matthew A., 1965-
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."
  • URL
  • Authors
    Ognyanova, Katherine
    Trujillo, Kristin Lunz
    Lazer, David
    Safarpour, Alauna
    Baum, Matthew A., 1965-
  • Publishers
    Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
    Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy
    Harvard Medical School
    Rutgers University
    Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
  • Report Number
    The COVID States Project Report No. 82
  • Date
    14 Feb, 2022
  • Copyright
    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: [creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
  • Retrieved From
    The COVID States Project: covidstates.org/
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Subjects
    COVID-19 Pandemic (2020-)
    Common fallacies
    Health behavior
    Vaccination--Public opinion
  • Resource Groups
    Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
    Data and statistics
  • Series
    COVID 19 Resources
    State of the Nation: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey

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