Anti-Vaccine Attitudes Go Deeper Than Education

March 2, 2018

(Sci Dev Net) – People who mistrust vaccines are unlikely to change their attitude based only on scientific evidence that recommends them, according to an international survey that finds motivations to reject scientific consensus go deeper than a person’s educational level. The study, which surveyed 5,323 people in 24 countries, revealed that people who are against vaccines or distrust their effectiveness are more inclined to believe in conspiracies, to feel rebellious or different, or to maintain unpopular attitudes such as being skeptical of the climate change.

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