Press release №2346
05.07.2021
VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19: A MONITORING STUDY

IN BRIEF

  • An overwhelming majority of Russians (55%) favor mass vaccination (65%)
  • A vast majority of Russians (70%) are confident that mass vaccination will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • 46% of respondents are willing to get vaccinated
  • 39% refuse to do it.

April 29, 2021. Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM) presents the data of a survey on whether Russians are eager to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

An overwhelming percentage of Russians favor mass vaccination (65%). They are opposed by 17%. Those who support vaccination are basically respondents aged 60 and older (81%) and those aged 45-59 (71%), as well as residents of Moscow (69%) and St Petersburg (72%).

A vast majority of Russians (70%) are confident that mass vaccination will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and new Covid outbreaks. One in five respondents hold the opposite view (20%).

Forty-six percent of Russians are willing to get vaccinated with a Russian vaccine; 39% refuse to get a Russian vaccine. Eleven percent of respondents have been vaccinated. Russians aged over 60 are more likely to show interest in the Russian vaccine: 19% of them are already vaccinated; 52% intend to get vaccinated.

Russian nationwide VCIOM-Sputnik survey was conducted on April 26th, 2021. A total of 1,600 of Russians aged 18 and older took part in the survey. Results are based on telephone interviews. Stratified dual-frame random sample based on a complete list of Russian landline and mobile phone numbers was used. The data were weighted according to selection probability and social and demographic characteristics. The margin of error at a 95% confidence level does not exceed 2.5%. In addition to sampling error, minor changes to the wording of questions and different circumstances arising during the fieldwork can introduce bias into the survey.

 

What is your opinion on the mass vaccination against Covid-19 in Russia? (% of total respondent)
  Total respondents Russia excluding Moscow and St Petersburg Moscow St Petersburg
Definitely positive 30 30 36 39
Rather positive 35 35 33 33
Rather negative 9 10 8 7
Definitely negative 8 9 8 8
Indifferent 13 13 11 12
Don’t know 5 3 4 1

 

What is your opinion on the mass vaccination against Covid-19 in Russia? (closed-ended question, one answer, % of total respondent)
  Total respondents Aged 18-24 Aged 25-34 Aged 35-44 Aged 45-59 60 and older
Definitely positive 30 16 20 24 31 46
Rather positive 35 32 30 34 40 35
Rather negative 9 19 14 11 6 5
Definitely negative 8 10 15 10 7 4
Indifferent 13 22 17 17 12 7
Don’t know 5 1 4 4 4 3

 

Russia has launched mass vaccination against Covid-19 with a Russian vaccine. Would you like to get the Russian vaccine for yourself and your family, or not?  (closed-ended question, one answer, % of total respondent)
  Total respondents Aged 18-24 Aged 25-34 Aged 35-44 Aged 45-59 60 and older
I  am definitely willing to get this vaccine for myself and my family  21 19 13 15 25 27
More likely to be willing to get vaccinated with this vaccine 25 19 25 24 28 26
More likely to refuse to get vaccinated with this vaccine 19 26 21 22 19 13
Would definitely refuse to get vaccinated with this vaccine 20 34 28 25 16 11
Already vaccinated 11 1 6 9 10 19
Don’t know 4 1 7 5 2 4

 

In your opinion, will mass vaccination help to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and new coronavirus outbreaks in Russia, or not?  (closed-ended question, one answer, % of total respondent)
  Total respondents
Definitely yes 28
Rather yes 42
Rather not 13
Definitely not 7
Don’t know 10

 

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