How does your view of government affect your willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 29/20

Date: October 2020


Marco Castillo
Ragan Petrie


To overcome the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, high uptake of a vaccine once it is made available will be needed. But while the willingness to take a COVID-19 vaccine is high in Australia, large differences still remain across society. Factors including education, age, and political views could play a role in people's acceptance of receiving a vaccine. In this latest Research Insight, authors Professor Marco Castillo and Ragan Petrie use data from the Melbourne Institute's Taking the Pulse of the Nation survey, as well as the World Values Survey and the Johns Hopkins University COVID tracker to understand what differentiates Australians' willingness to take a COVID-19 vaccine.

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