Since late Feb., @MorningConsult has polled weekly on whether people say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if one became available.

In early April, 72% of the public said they would. That share has fallen 21 points, to 51%.

More takeaways:…
5 months ago, 81% of Democrats and 69% of Republicans said they’d get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Now, 61% of Democrats and 47% of Republicans say they’d get one.…
Rural Americans are among the least likely demo to say they’d get a COVID-19 vaccine at 45% -- falling from 68% over five months.

Urban and suburban residents are at 56% and 54%, respectively. 74% of both groups said they’d get a vaccine in early April.…
The share of U.S. adults without a college degree who said they’d get a coronavirus vaccine peaked in early April at 69%. Now it’s 45%.

For those with a bachelor’s degree, the share dropped from 80% to 61% over the same time period.…
.@MSchochSpana of @JHSPH_CHS said “mixed messages about the severity of the pandemic itself” could be one explanation for the across-the-board declines.

“People are given less reasons to see the need for a vaccine,” she said.…
Ex- @HHSGov vaccine head @DrBGellin points to an erosion of trust.

A public FDA meeting in Oct. could help, “because the hope is that independent experts who will look at that data will be trusted more than what’s being told to them by the government.”…

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