JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - According to a survey, 53% of Mississippians will likely take the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine when it becomes available to them.
The findings come from the newly-released Millsaps College/Chism Strategies State of the State Survey.
Source: Millsaps College/Chism Strategies Survey
Thirty-four percent say they may not take the vaccine, and 13% are currently unsure about receiving the vaccination.
Individuals who are at least 65 years old, those between the ages of 55 and 64, Democrats, Liberals, Moderates and individuals living in Congressional Districts 3 (Central Mississippi) and 2 (Mississippi Delta) are most likely to take the vaccine.
On the contrary, individuals between the ages of 45-54, those between ages 18-34 and individuals who live in Congressional District 1 (Northeast Mississippi) are least likely to take the vaccine.
The survey also addressed Mississippi's future and political landscape. Other findings include:
- Mississippi voters are evenly divided on the state’s direction, with 35% saying we are moving in the right direction, 39% in the wrong direction and 26% unsure.
- Approximately 34% approve of the performance of Governor Tate Reeves, while 49% disapprove. Another 18% are unsure at this time.
- 42% believe the measures taken by Mississippi’s state government have not gone far enough to stop the spread of COVID-19. 36% feel the measures have been appropriate, while just 16% say the state has gone too far already.
- Nearly 70% of Donald Trump voters in Mississippi supported him because they agreed with him on most policy issues. 36% of Biden voters here backed him because of policy agreement while 26% were voting against Trump, the Republicans and conservative policy.
The survey, conducted from Dec. 18-20, 2020, had a sample size of 649 individuals.