Share of people worldwide who believed vaccines can cause autism as of 2017

This statistic is based on a survey by Ipsos MORI and shows the percentage of respondents in select countries worldwide who believed some vaccines cause autism in healthy children as of 2017. It was found that around 44 percent of respondents in India believed vaccines can cause autism, despite this claim being widely discredited.

Percentage of respondents in select countries worldwide who believed some vaccines cause autism in healthy children as of 2017

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Argentina 10%28%62%
Australia 14%27%59%
Belgium 9%51%40%
Brazil 10%35%54%
Canada 16%32%52%
Chile 16%31%53%
China 19%50%31%
Colombia 14%44%42%
Denmark 22%36%42%
France 17%48%35%
Germany 12%36%52%
Great Britain 20%35%45%
Hong Kong 22%50%28%
Hungary 10%42%48%
India 44%36%20%
Indonesia 23%32%45%
Israel 29%35%36%
Italy 14%38%48%
Japan 12%63%25%
Malaysia 30%35%34%
Mexico 14%28%58%
Montenegro 44%30%26%
Netherlands 11%40%49%
New Zealand 16%31%53%
Norway 18%23%59%
Peru 17%39%45%
Philippines 28%33%39%
Poland 17%38%45%
Russia 14%47%39%
Saudi Arabia 24%51%25%
Serbia 27%40%34%
Singapore 20%48%32%
South Africa 30%35%34%
South Korea 19%52%30%
Spain8%39%53%
Sweden 25%24%52%
Turkey 31%47%22%
USA 19%29%52%
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Source

Release date

December 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September 28 to October 19, 2017

Number of respondents

29,133 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

38 countries

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Do you think the following statement is true or false? Some vaccines cause autism in healthy children."
The source does not provide any information regarding missing percentage points to 100 percent. The source does not provide any information regarding percentage points exceeding 100 percent.

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