Vaccine opposition closely mirrors Trump vote by state

Of the 20 states with the highest rates of unwillingness to get vaccinated, Trump won 19. Of the 20 states with the lowest rates of vaccine unwillingness, Biden won 18.


State-level vaccine results are based on 144,268 survey interviews conducted between April 11 – May 10, 2021. The sample size for each state varies between 195-12,244, with an average of over 2,828 survey interviews per state.

Currently, high rates of opposition are concentrated in the South, whose states lean Republican, while the Northeastern states, which lean Democratic, generally have low rates of vaccine unwillingness.

Rates of Vaccine Opposition by State

The share of adults in each state who say they do not plan on getting vaccinated

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