The number of Russians ready to be vaccinated against coronavirus has reached 42%, a FOM poll shows

Press release, 14.12.2020

A vaccine produced in Russia is the most trusted with 66% of those surveyed preferring it

Moscow, December 14, 2020 – Results of an all-Russian poll conducted in November by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) involving more than 3,000 respondents to learn about their attitude towards vaccination against coronavirus, found 42% of respondents willing to be vaccinated in the near future. This figure was almost double that obtained by other survey companies in September-October, when similar polls recorded readiness to be vaccinated against coronavirus in 23% of respondents*.

Almost two-thirds of the FOM survey participants (63%) demonstrated awareness of Sputnik V, the world's first registered vaccine against coronavirus, and of the total number of survey participants aware of the Sputnik V vaccine, more than 75% said they followed information about its clinical trials.

Four out of five respondents (80%) who have an opinion on vaccination in general, have a positive attitude towards vaccinations and see the benefits of them. More than 56% of those surveyed are confident that vaccination against coronavirus can stop the pandemic.

The results of the survey indicate willingness to participate in vaccination - and preference towards the Russian vaccine - is quite widespread. Sustained demand will grow in the future as further empirical confirmation of the efficacy and safety of the vaccine is demonstrated, FOM experts say.

Key facts of the poll

  • Among those confident the vaccine can stop the pandemic, more than 68% of respondents expressed their readiness to be vaccinated in the near future.

  • The highest awareness of the Sputnik V vaccine was shown by respondents with higher education (75%).

    • More than 75% of those who were aware of the Sputnik V vaccine followed information on its clinical trials.

  • More than two thirds of survey participants (68%) drew attention to the importance of the country of origin of the coronavirus vaccine. This was a very important subject for more than half of those surveyed (53%).

  • A Russian-made vaccine would be preferred by two-thirds of survey participants among those who care about the country of origin of the vaccine.

    • Among the countries that produce vaccines that provide the greatest confidence, Russia ranks first in terms of the total number of mentions with 66% of the votes, many more than Germany (23%) and the USA (12%) (respondents were asked to name 2-3 countries).


* - https://ria.ru/20201005/privivka-1578199577.html

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