U.S. adults who believed vaccines cause autism in 2015 and 2019

In 2019, 10 percent of U.S. adults were of the opinion that certain vaccines cause autism in children. The statistic illustrates the percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed vaccines to be a cause of autism in children in 2015 and 2019.

Percentage of U.S. adults who thought certain vaccines cause autism in 2015 and 2019

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015 and 2019

Number of respondents

over 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: From what you have read or heard, do you personally think certain vaccines do – or do not -- cause autism in children, or are you unsure?
Figures may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

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