Number of Russians ready to receive coronavirus vaccine practically doubles since fall - poll

Interfax, 14.12.2020

MOSCOW. Dec 14 (Interfax) - The number of Russians ready to receive a coronavirus vaccine has practically doubled since September-October and reached 42%, the Public Opinion Foundation said in a statement after conducting a poll in collaboration with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

"Sixty-one percent of Russians fear contracting the novel coronavirus, and 42% of the polled say they might receive the vaccine in the near future," the statement said.

Twenty-three percent of Russians were ready to receive the vaccine in September-October.

According to the poll, the vast majority of Russians (80%) feel positive about vaccination, and over a half (56%) believe that vaccination can stop the pandemic.

Sixty-eight percent of Russians care about the vaccine's country of origin: 53% say this is important, and 16% say it's not so important. If they had a choice, 51% would prefer a Russian vaccine, 18% would choose a German vaccine, and 9% would opt for an American vaccine.

The Public Opinion Foundation polled 3,000 respondents aged 18 and up in November.