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04 June 2021

Politics plays pivotal role in how the public buys into the Covid-19 vaccine‚ survey shows

The majority of the almost 11‚000 citizens who were surveyed and showed willingness to take the vaccine were ANC supporters. There is a strong relationship between politics and willingness to accept the Covid-19 vaccine.

The study — by the University of Johannesburg’s sociology department and the Human Sciences Research Council titled “Who wants the vaccine‚ who doesn’t and why” — revealed that people who were not willing to participate in elections and vote‚ and who did not support any political party‚ had a very low level of acceptance of the Covid-19 vaccine and would most likely not take it.

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