Fox News viewers who oppose the COVID-19 vaccine reached a new low after the network began promoting vaccination, according to a new Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday.
“While overall vaccine skepticism has barely budged in months, reluctance fell to an all-time low this week among adults who watch Fox News: 27 percent of viewers now say they probably or definitely won’t get vaccinated, down from 30 percent the week before and a high of 37 percent in mid-March,” the report noted.
The share of Fox News viewers who said they probably or definitely won’t get vaccinated fell to 27% this week, an all-time low in @MorningConsult tracking. via @mg_galvinhttps://t.co/W2qh7kwzvJ pic.twitter.com/EYlUYcwLll
— Nick Laughlin (@nick_d_laughlin) August 4, 2021
The percent is still higher than the overall American public.
Among the hosts who have promoted vaccination is Sean Hannity, who said he believes “in the science of vaccination.”
“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy also recently promoted viewers to be vaccinated.
The poll also noted, “Many Americans remain unconvinced about the vaccines. Overall, 19 percent of U.S. adults said they definitely won’t get a COVID-19 shot — a level that hasn’t fallen in weeks — while 11 percent said they aren’t sure if they will in the future.”
The report offers encouraging news for those concerned about the network’s views on vaccination and a desire for more Americans to be vaccinated. However, regardless of the views of Fox News, many Americans plan to continue avoiding vaccination for some time.