Is there an ideological divide in willingness to get vaccinated?

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 16/21

Date: November 2021


Maxim Ananyev


Australians across the entire political spectrum want the COVID-19 vaccine, but those who are disengaged from politics are much more hesitant. Since February 2021, the Taking the Pulse of The Nation (TTPN) survey has asked questions about willingness to get vaccinated and voting intentions. This allows us to explore how political sympathies of Australians changed during this period, as well as the correlation between political affiliation and vaccine hesitancy. Given that the politicians are unified in their support towards the vaccine, what is driving vaccine hesitancy in Australia throughout this pandemic?

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