Survey shows more NJ residents are willing to get COVID-19 vaccine

Racial disparities in views and vaccination rates

Public opinion on willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19 may be shifting, according to a survey commissioned by Project Ready, a Newark-based nonprofit. Of those surveyed, 71% said they have received or will receive a shot when it is available — up from the 60% in November.

But the online survey of nearly 1,000 registered voters across New Jersey revealed racial disparities in people’s willingness to get vaccinated. White voters were slightly more likely to say they would receive a vaccine than Black voters. White voters were also three times as likely to say they have already received the vaccine. The largest gains in willingness to get the vaccine came from Hispanic and independent voters. 

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