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Results: Vaccine Survey

November 10, 2019

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Result Highlights:

    • 86% said they would vaccinate their children in line with the GHA schedule, 10% wouldn’t and 4% are unsure.
    • Men are more likely than women to vaccinate in line with the schedule (91% vs 80%).
    • 29% don’t know if the MMR vaccine causes autism. 
    • 17% think that probably the harmful effects of vaccinations are not being fully disclosed to the public and a further 5% think that is definitely the case
    • 38% agree that unvaccinated children should not be allowed to attend government schools (39.4% against) 
    • 28.3% agree that parents of unvaccinated children should be banned from receiving childcare benefits (56.2% against)
    • 31% agree that parents of unvaccinated children should be fined (52.1% against)
    • 52.1% think parents who do not vaccinate their kids should let other parents know if their kids play together, 42.3% think they shouldn't. 

More In Depth Analysis

The first question we asked,was straight forward: Do you, or would you, vaccinate your children in line with the GHA vaccine schedule. 86% said they would, 10% they wouldn’t and 4% are unsure. See the pie charts below - an interesting insight to glean from these results are that it seems that men are more likely to vaccinate their children in line with the GHA schedule then women (91% vs 80%) and are also more sure as to whether they would (0% men said ‘don’t know’ vs 12% of women).

We also looked for a generational difference in attitudes to vaccinating by comparing the respondents that were between 18-35 years old with that of over 35. Results show that  older generations tend to be more unsure as significantly more responded with ‘Don’t Know’ (13% in over 35’s group vs 2% in 18-35 group). Perhaps this is due to the fact that they are less familiar with the current GHA vaccination schedule and the latest news/research on vaccinations because their children are, presumably, not as young as those in the younger bracket. 

However, it is also worth noting that younger generations were indeed more likely to NOT vaccinate their children when compared to the over 35 groups (2% vs 9%). This is perhaps pointing to a growing trend in not vaccinating children. We can take a similar survey in a few years time to see if the trend continues to move in this direction. 

We then asked respondents whether they believed there was a connection between early childhood vaccinations like the MMR vaccine and autism - there was a significant amount of confusion by respondents with a 28.2% saying they ‘don’t know’. That being said, only 5.4% said the vaccine probably causes autism and none said it definitely did. 



We asked our members for their views on a number of controversial policies that have been discussed and proposed globally in response to the growing number of unvaccinated children. 

The results show that of all the measures proposed:

  • 38% agree that unvaccinated children should not be allowed to attend government schools (39.4% against)
  • 28.3% agree that parents of unvaccinated children should be banned from receiving childcare benefits (56.2% against)
  • 31% agree that parents of unvaccinated children should be fined (52.1% against)

More than anything, these results seem to suggest that there is a degree of concern amongst the community that children are not being vaccinated, but perhaps there is no real consensus as to how it should be tackled. 

The last question asked whether parents should let other parents know if their kids are not vaccinated, if the children play together - again our members are divided on this one. 52.1% said they should and 42.3% said they didn't necessarily. 


Again, we have had another week of very insightful results, we look forward to these results adding to your office chats and dinner table conversations :) Tomorrow we will be informing our winner (please keep your eyes peeled on your email inbox) and on Tuesday we will be seding out a survey on the topic of mental health, given the seriousness of this issue we ask you to encourage as many people as possible to sign up and take part.

About this Week’s Sample

  • This week we had almost double the amount of female respondents compared to male respondents. Normally it is more or less a 50/50 split. Thereby suggesting women are much more interested in giving their opinions on the topic of ‘vaccines’.
  • Our data is therefore weighted to reflect a 50/50 balance between male and female. In addition we also weighted our data according to age - 18-35’s and 35+.  
  • 1 respondent did not submit a membership number so we couldn't include this person’s responses (if you are this person, we recommend you use our membership ‘reminder email’ service on our website for future surveys),