Safety of childhood vaccination, public opinion in the U.S. 2020, by education level

This statistic presents the opinions of adult U.S. respondents, by education level, on the safety of general vaccines given to children, as of July 2020. It was found that 38 percent of those with an education level of high school or less feel that vaccines are very safe, compared to 72 percent of postgraduates.

Public perception about the safety of vaccines given to children in the U.S. as of July 2020, by education level

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Release date

July 2020


United States

Survey time period

July 19 to 21, 2020

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

registered voters

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "In general, how safe are vaccines given to children for diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella?"
Percentage points not equaling 100 percent are likely due to rounding.

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