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Measuring Global Attitudes to COVID



A global survey is providing researchers with a wealth of data about how many people are willing—or not—to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and how other behaviors have evolved in the last few months.

The new dashboard launched on 13 September 2021 by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) unpacks the survey findings. Based on responses from more than 12 million people across 115 countries, it is believed to be the world’s largest daily survey of global COVID knowledge, attitudes, and practices.


What does the dashboard show?


Vaccination hesitancy varies by country.

  • In Senegal, there is fear about side effects and a lack of confidence that the vaccine really works.

  • In the Netherlands, some people don’t believe they need a vaccine because they don’t consider themselves high-risk for the disease, and don’t believe COVID-19 to be a serious illness.

Data on why those that want to get vaccinated can’t access vaccines.

  • In Brazil, 65% of the unvaccinated respondents in the August 16–31 survey period said they probably or definitely want a vaccine.

  • 23% of those who want to be vaccinated said they couldn’t get a shot because they are not eligible for one.

  • 34% said there were no appointments available.