Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20194
 
1Have you already had a flu shot this year? Do you plan on getting a flu shot this year? Or will you not get a flu shot this year?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentEducation
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Already Had a Flu Shot39%43%35%21%40%36%75%29%54%35%38%46%35%46%46%21%47%40%32%29%45%46%43%33%
Plan On Getting a Flu Shot14%6%22%12%14%17%12%13%15%8%9%21%13%8%16%9%9%13%14%16%13%8%17%15%
Will Not Get a Flu Shot45%49%42%63%45%45%13%55%31%56%52%28%52%46%35%68%43%47%47%50%42%41%38%51%
Not Sure2%2%2%4%1%1%0%3%1%1%0%5%0%1%3%2%0%1%7%4%1%5%2%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%22%18%60%40%42%8%36%14%29%43%23%28%36%27%36%64%21%38%41%
 
 
2Do news stories about number of people who currently have the flu make you more likely to get vaccinated? Less likely? Or do they make no difference either way?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentEducation
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
More Likely33%25%41%24%34%34%49%28%41%30%21%37%42%32%38%20%32%30%34%27%37%34%38%30%
Less Likely8%9%7%11%8%5%7%10%6%8%17%9%2%11%10%4%13%8%6%11%7%19%5%6%
No Difference56%63%50%63%57%58%41%60%50%61%62%50%55%56%50%75%54%62%55%61%53%39%57%63%
Not Sure2%2%2%3%0%2%3%2%2%1%0%4%1%1%3%0%1%0%5%0%3%8%0%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%22%18%60%40%42%8%36%14%29%43%23%28%36%27%36%64%21%38%41%
 
 
3Do you get a flu shot every year? Only when bad flu seasons are predicted? Or do you usually not get a flu shot?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentEducation
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Get a Flu Shot Every Year42%43%41%24%46%40%71%34%54%36%31%53%39%46%48%24%47%43%37%35%47%49%46%37%
Only When Bad Flu Seasons Are Predicted11%11%12%12%11%14%8%12%11%10%11%8%22%12%14%4%13%10%11%14%10%9%11%12%
Usually Do Not Get a Flu Shot46%46%46%64%42%45%19%54%33%53%58%38%39%41%37%71%40%46%50%50%42%42%42%52%
Not Sure0%0%1%0%0%1%2%0%1%1%0%1%0%1%1%0%0%1%1%0%1%0%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%22%18%60%40%42%8%36%14%29%43%23%28%36%27%36%64%21%38%41%
 
 
4Does your decision about whether or not to get a flu shot depend on what it costs?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentEducation
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Yes21%20%21%24%18%23%17%21%20%13%9%31%23%23%21%17%21%20%20%25%18%14%31%13%
No72%73%71%68%72%72%78%70%75%82%78%61%66%72%72%71%75%69%75%68%75%80%63%81%
Not Sure7%7%8%8%10%5%5%9%5%4%13%8%11%5%7%12%4%11%5%7%7%6%7%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%22%18%60%40%42%8%36%14%29%43%23%28%36%27%36%64%21%38%41%
 
 
5Which one reason best explains why you will not get a flu shot this year? Cost? You don't believe they work? You don't like needles? You don't have the time? Or some other reason?
316 Who Will Not Get a Flu Shot This YearAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentEducation
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Cost5%6%4%6%2%7%2%4%6%3%0%14%1%6%8%1%7%3%7%6%5%17%6%1%
Don't Believe They Work37%37%36%38%40%32%31%39%32%38%45%45%16%38%27%46%27%32%45%47%28%43%36%33%
Don't Like Needles7%5%10%7%12%3%6%9%3%9%6%4%8%10%8%3%18%5%1%4%10%19%5%4%
Don't Have The Time13%17%8%12%14%13%8%13%12%13%2%9%24%11%17%9%11%18%10%16%11%10%20%4%
Some Other Reason36%34%39%35%32%41%51%34%43%37%43%24%50%31%38%40%34%39%37%26%44%10%33%54%
Not Sure2%0%4%2%0%3%3%1%3%1%4%4%0%4%1%1%2%3%0%1%3%0%0%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Not Get a Flu Shot This Year100%53%47%46%27%22%5%73%27%52%9%23%16%30%34%34%26%37%28%40%60%20%32%48%
 
 
6Do you believe the flu vaccine can give you the flu?
316 Who Will Not Get a Flu Shot This YearAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentEducation
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Yes31%19%45%20%41%40%42%27%40%23%59%44%23%27%45%19%32%35%23%46%21%27%42%28%
No41%44%38%44%48%30%34%45%31%47%33%37%36%48%34%45%40%43%47%39%44%51%36%42%
Not Sure28%37%17%37%11%30%24%27%29%31%7%19%42%26%21%36%28%23%30%14%36%22%22%30%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Will Not Get a Flu Shot This Year100%53%47%46%27%22%5%73%27%52%9%23%16%30%34%34%26%37%28%40%60%20%32%48%
 
 
7Have you had the flu this year?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentEducation
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Yes22%25%18%24%28%13%18%26%15%17%33%26%19%16%29%18%15%22%31%25%21%25%23%23%
No77%74%80%76%72%85%80%74%83%83%66%72%81%81%70%82%83%78%69%74%78%73%75%77%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%1%2%2%0%2%1%1%2%0%3%0%0%2%1%0%2%1%2%2%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%22%18%60%40%42%8%36%14%29%43%23%28%36%27%36%64%21%38%41%
 
 
8Has anyone you know had the flu this year?
700 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentEducation
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Yes46%44%48%45%47%50%42%46%46%41%52%52%46%35%50%56%44%46%50%47%45%42%47%49%
No51%54%48%52%50%47%54%51%50%56%47%46%51%59%48%43%55%49%48%49%52%57%49%48%
Not Sure3%2%4%2%3%3%4%3%3%3%1%3%2%6%2%0%1%5%3%4%3%1%4%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%22%18%60%40%42%8%36%14%29%43%23%28%36%27%36%64%21%38%41%