U.S. adults who felt it important for children to get vaccinated 2001, 2015, and 2019

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults in 2001, 2015, and 2019 who believed it was important for parents to get their children vaccinated. In 2001, it was found that 64 percent of respondents felt it was extremely important for parents to get their children vaccinated, whereas in 2019 only 58 percent thought so.

Percentage of U.S. adults who believed it was important that parents get their children vaccinated in 2001, 2015, and 2019

200120152019
No opinion1%2%-
Not at all important1%2%4%
Not very important-2%2%
Somewhat important4%11%9%
Very important30%30%26%
Extremely important64%54%58%
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Source

Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2001, 2015, and 2019

Number of respondents

over 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: How important is it that parents get their children vaccinated -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important?
Figures may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

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