Support for universal immunization in the U.S. in 2019, by age

This statistic shows the percentage of adults who support universal immunization of children in the United States in 2019. In this year, 81 percent of adults aged 65 years and older indicated that they supported universal immunization, whereas 14 percent stated that parents should be able to decide to not vaccinate their children.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who supported the universal immunization of children as of 2019, by age

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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

May 10 to 12, 2019

Number of respondents

1,995 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Conducted among registered voters

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: When it comes to childhood diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough, should all children be required to get vaccinations, or should parents be able to decide whether or not to vaccinate their children?

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