More than a quarter of adults in the European Union do not want to receive corona vaccination.according to European Union Research Institute Eurofound If they offer to shoot, they will refuse to shoot.
In a few months, the agency interviewed tens of thousands of EU citizens from all 27 member states. Eastern Europe’s willingness to vaccinate is particularly low: In Bulgaria, 61% of respondents said they refused to vaccinate. In Ireland, this ratio is only 10%.
The Dutch score is slightly higher than the EU average. Here, 31% of the respondents said that they would not be vaccinated. Especially people between the ages of 35 and 49, the unemployed and the disabled are relatively skeptical about vaccination.
Eurofound data shows that there is a clear link between suspicion of vaccines and the use of social media.In countries where Twitter, Facebook and other social networks are the main news source for many people, such as BulgariaMany people are not eager to shoot. European researchers say that part of the reason is that there is a lot of fake news circulating on social media.
Therefore, they believe that the government should do more to improve communication through social media. The longer people stay on social media, the less confidence they have. Even in countries with insufficient confidence in the government, the willingness to vaccinate is much lower.
View the percentages for each country/region here: