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Nearly half of survey respondents believe vaccine misinformation | The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington

Almost 50% of respondents to a recent Indiana University survey believe it is definitely or likely true that the Centers for Disease Control is hiding negative effects from COVID-19 vaccines, and close to 25% believe the vaccines cause infertility in women.

These beliefs are tied strongly to respondents’ political leanings, with more Republicans than Democrats saying they believe the false statements about the vaccine.

The survey is the seventh in a series of studies from Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media. Data for the seventh survey can be found here, and a summary of the first six studies, which focused on narratives related to the 2020 presidential election, can be found here.

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Source: Nearly half of survey respondents believe vaccine misinformation | The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington

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