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Only 13% of Americans Say They Would Try Coronavirus Vaccine 'Immediately': Poll

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It appears as though American interest in taking a coronavirus vaccine is on a steady decline.

An Axios-Ipsos poll released Tuesday found that 39 percent of respondents said they were “likely to get the first generation” of vaccine, according to Axios.

That represents an 8 percentage point drop from last month.

One particularly surprising number, however, is that a mere 13 percent of Americans said they’d be willing to get the vaccine “immediately,” Axios reported.

For comparison’s sake, the poll reported that 16 percent said they would get it after it’s been out for a few weeks, 18 percent said they’d wait a year or longer to try it, and nearly a quarter of respondents — 23 percent — said they wouldn’t get it at all.

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Interestingly, the Axios-Ipsos poll also reported some differences among racial and political divides.

The poll found that men are more likely than women to be willing to take the first-generation vaccine.

It also found that black Americans are about half as likely as Hispanics or white people to get it.

Perhaps most interesting was what the poll reported when it came to how Democrats and Republicans felt about taking the first-generation vaccine.

The shares of Republican, Democratic and independent respondents who said they’d be likely to get the vaccine as soon as possible all dropped.

The largest drop was seen among Democrats, with the share of those who said they’d probably try to get the vaccine as soon as they could falling from 56 percent to 43 percent.

The share among Republicans fell 9 points, from 51 percent to 43 percent, while the share among independents dropped from 45 percent to 43 percent.

According to Axios, the poll, conducted between Sept. 18 and Sept. 21, was “based on a nationally representative probability sample of 1,008 general population adults age 18 or older.

“The margin of sampling error is ± 3.2 percentage points at the 95% confidence level,” the outlet added.

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