Percentage of adults in the U.S. who supported school-based measles, mumps and rubella vaccine requirements as of 2016, by age
Share of U.S. adults who supported MMR vaccine school requirements 2016, by age
This survey shows the percentage of U.S. adults who supported school-based measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine requirements as of June 2016, by age. It was found that 90 percent of those aged 65 years and older supported the idea of requiring children to be vaccinated in order to attend school.
Percentage of adults in the U.S. who supported school-based measles, mumps and rubella vaccine requirements as of 2016, by age
Healthy children should be required to be vaccinated to attend school because of potential health risk to othersParents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their children, even if that may create health risks for others
18 to 29 years77%21%
30 to 49 years78%21%
50 to 64 years84%14%
65 years and older90%8%
Total82%17%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 10 to June 6, 2016

Number of respondents

1,549 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

MMR- Measles, mumps, rubella.
Note: Respondents who did not give an answer are not shown.

Share of U.S. adults who supported MMR vaccine school requirements 2016, by age
This survey shows the percentage of U.S. adults who supported school-based measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine requirements as of June 2016, by age. It was found that 90 percent of those aged 65 years and older supported the idea of requiring children to be vaccinated in order to attend school.
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