Posted by: Calilo | July 30, 2018

What’s the demographic of non-vax parents?

1 out of 3 surveyed are conspiracy theorists based on the declaration by Government authorities that vaccines do not cause autism. I had no idea there were so many!

Levi Quackenboss

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{photo used with permission Pexels/Godisable Jacob}

I’m reviewing a friend’s new book and he wrote in a sentence that 24.3% of people who voted in the 2016 presidential election agree with the statement “Vaccines have been shown to cause autism.”

And I was like, what? Did I already know this in 2016 and I forgot? I do turn off my Facebook account for months at a time… maybe I missed this.

I went to the source, which was a YouGov poll you can see here, endearingly headlined “Belief in conspiracy theories largely depends on political identity.”

The breakdown is this: 18% of Clinton voters who answered the YouGov poll completely believe vaccines can cause autism. And 31% of all voters who took the poll completely believe vaccines can cause autism. What a strange, half-assed way to present that information, right? What about the Trump voters?

Then I went looking

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