A new study from the Pew Research Center finds that white evangelicals are the least likely religious group in the U.S. to get a coronavirus vaccine, according to the Christian Post.
Additional data sent to The Christian Post from a Pew survey conducted in February of 10,121 U.S. adults found that 54% of white evangelicals “definitely or probably” plan on getting vaccinated or already have received at least one vaccination shot, the lowest of any religious demographic surveyed.
Seventy-seven percent of Catholics and 71 percent of the religiously unaffiliated said they would “definitely or probably” get the vaccine or have already been vaccinated, according to the report.
Of all the religious groups, atheists are the most likely to say they will get vaccinated, with 90% saying they plan to or already have gotten vaccinated. Eighty percent of agnostics said the same. Among the religious “nones,” 64% said they would “definitely or probably” get a vaccine or already received at least one vaccine shot.
In addition, white evangelicals were the least likely “to consider their overall community’s health effect when it comes to deciding whether to get vaccinated.”
Just 48% of white evangelicals said they would consider community health effects “a lot” compared to 70% of black Protestants, 65% of Catholics and 68% of unaffiliated Americans.
Image: ‘Evangelicals for Trump’ rally in metro Detroit church, October 2020. (Screengrab / Detroit Free Press / YouTube)