Poll: The misinformed are less likely to get vaccinated

The poll asked whether six false statements about the coronavirus vaccines were true or false, including that the vaccine includes a microchip to track the recipient; vaccines that use messenger RNA technology promote cancer; the vaccines sterilize people who get them; and the vaccine is more deadly than the virus.

The groups that outright believed the misinformation were fairly small. The bigger issue was the number of people who said they didn’t know whether it was true or false — which doesn’t count as a correct answer.

For example, only 3% incorrectly said it was true that the COVID vaccines sterilize the recipients, but 35% said they weren’t sure.

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