A survey conducted by 40dB for the Spanish paper EL PAIS found out that 24% of people surveyed would get vaccinated as soon as a vaccine is available.
Pfizer announced on Monday that they have developed a vaccine together with BioNTech that was 90% effective. Stock markets were turbulent and leaders around the world announced their desire to supply the vaccine to their population as soon as possible.
With the global population being sceptical of a vaccine that has been developed only months after the outbreak of the pandemic, Spanish paper EL PAIS called the results worrying.
Other surveys conducted in October stated that a whopping 40% would get vaccinated immediately, raising questions whether public opinion has changed, or sample groups were different.
This is not a phenomenon existing only in Spain. Other researches conducted in countries like France, Italy or the United States indicated, that the public trust in a vaccine is shifting and the willingness of the population to get vaccinated is shrinking.
While roughly 30% of elderly people surveyed said they would get vaccinated immediately, 18% of the age group 25-34 would feel comfortable to get vaccinated.
Another interesting outcome of the 40dB survey states that left leaning participants are less reluctant to get vaccinated and attend anti-lockdown protest whereas right leaning participants are less keen to get vaccinated and appear to oppose the lockdown measures more.