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Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

CNN: “Most in the media have been urging Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. That hasn’t always been the case at Fox News, however. Many of the hosts have peddled anti-vaccine rhetoric. This past week, though, a number of hosts at Fox have taken a more pro-vaccine tone. One reason could be that the majority Republican audience who watch Fox are less likely to be vaccinated than the public at large. Take a look at recent data from the Axios/Ipsos tracking poll — specifically, a combined sample of their last two surveys (in order to get a good sample size). According to the combined sample, 62% of adults who use Fox News as their main news source have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That’s not nothing, but it’s still relatively low. The Ipsos poll found that 70% of all adults had at least one vaccine dose in their polling (very close to what the CDC is showing). Fox News is plenty below that. This is the opposite pattern we see from people whose main news source is television or radio and not Fox News. The people who get their news from CNN or MSNBC, for example, had a vaccination rate of 83% in the same polling. Likewise, 79% of adults who rely on network news have had at least one dose of a vaccine. About three-quarters (74%) who get their news from public television or radio were at least partially vaccinated…”

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