WHY do Americans think what they think?

A Viewpoint Map distills viewpoints to digestible format so one can calmly consider them without distracting confrontation.

This particular map explores Americans’ perspectives on COVID-19 vaccines. We survey whether people are confident in, or concerned about these vaccines and why or why not.

With that, now we may:

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Our reporting DOES NOT IMPLY ACCURACY OF THESE VIEWS, nor our support for any of them. This initiative seeks only to understand viewpoints, not to confirm, nor contest them. SOME STATEMENTS BELOW MAY BE FALSE .

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PERSPECTIVES GATHERED

Attributed comments, such as “Miami Beach resident”, were submitted by survey respondents. Unattributed are paraphrases of sentiment expressed on social media.

People who have CONCERNS about the coronavirus vaccines cite these reasons:
(ranked according to survey results, click each to EXPAND for detail)

People who are CONFIDENT in the coronavirus vaccines cite these reasons:
(ranked according to survey results, click each to EXPAND for detail)


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SURVEY RESULTS

We want to know how many people held each of the views reported above. Therefore, we are conducting surveys in December 2021 to (a) identify the full range of reasons people held their views on vaccines and (b) roughly assess which of those reasons are most widely shared.

Methodology details are at bottom. This was not a scientific survey; results are directional, not conclusive and should be considered in the context of broader data sources. We make no representations about their accuracy, nor fitness for any purpose.

With those caveats, survey results will be posted here as they are collected.

How many respondents had concerns about COVID vaccines?

How many had at least one vaccination shot?

For those respondents that had concerns about the vaccine, what were the reasons for their concerns?

For those respondents that had confidence in the vaccine, what were the reasons for their confidence?

Observations on survey:

  • Observations will be posted here as they emerge.

Notes on Methodology:

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Thoughts from across the aisle...

”O, let America be America again—
The land that never has been yet—
And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
….
O, yes,
I say it plain,
America never was America to me,
And yet I swear this oath—
America will be!”

— Langston Hughes — “Let America Be America Again”

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