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Lack of trust, conspiracy beliefs, and social media use predict COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

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As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out across the world, there are growing concerns about the roles that trust, belief in conspiracy theories, and spread of misinformation through social media play in impacting vaccine hesitancy. We use a nationally representative survey of 1476 adults in the UK between 12 and 18 December 2020, along with 5 focus groups conducted during the same period. Trust is a core predictor, with distrust in vaccines in general and mistrust in government raising vaccine hes...

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Published
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10.3390/vaccines9060593

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MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Vaccines Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
6
Article number:
593
Publication date:
2021-06-03
Acceptance date:
2021-05-31
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EISSN:
2076-393X
Pmid:
34204971
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English
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1184393
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pubs:1184393
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2022-06-18

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