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Why educated Republicans are still less likely to trust childhood vaccinations than educated Democrats

Joslyn, Mark and Sylvester, Steven (2018) Why educated Republicans are still less likely to trust childhood vaccinations than educated Democrats. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (10 Apr 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

There is overwhelming evidence that the benefits of vaccinations outweigh their risks. But why do so many continue to be skeptical of their use? In new research, Mark Joslyn and Steven Sylvester find that education is an important predictor of trust in vaccine science, and that Democrats are more influenced by this effect than Republicans. They write that these differences may be down to Republicans’ tendency to distrust government and science.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 10:56
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89658

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