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Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from King’s College London, “After controls, all four studies found a positive association between intention to be vaccinated and usage of broadcast and print media. The three studies which operationalised media usage in terms of frequency found no effect for social media. However, the study which operationalised media use in terms of informational reliance found a negative effect for social media. Youth, low household income, female gender, below degree-level of education, and membership of other than white ethnic groups were each also found to be associated with lower intentions to be vaccinated in at least two of the four studies. In all four studies, intention to be vaccinated was positively associated with having voted either for
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The finding of a negative association with social media in the study which measured informational reliance rather than frequency is consistent with the view that uncritical consumption of social media may be acting to promote vaccine hesitancy.”
This research has been peer-reviewed.
For more information on this research see: Media Usage Predicts Intention To Be Vaccinated Against Sars-cov-2 In the Us and the
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The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.02.054. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
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