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High levels of trust in science can make people more confident about COVID-19 vaccines

May 18, 2021

People are more likely to get vaccinated against diseases such as COVID-19 in countries where societal trust in science is high.

This is the key finding from a new report, published this week in Nature Human Behaviour, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), The University of Sydney and Surrey University.

In the study, the researchers used the biggest data survey on vaccine confidence (the 2018 Wellcome Global Monitor), covering over 120,000 respondents across 126 countries, to determine how trust in science across society drives vaccine confidence in individuals.

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