At a time when the coronavirus Delta mutation is becoming dominant, as predicted by scientists and the pressure on the NSS is intensifying, The Kappa Research poll comes to highlight a new dividing line in Greek society. Vaccinated – Unvaccinated.
With time, the population group of the unvaccinated (today they are a percentage of his class 30%) is gradually being identified and will be even more identified with the group of so-called "Vaccines", that is, those who write off any case of coronavirus vaccination
The young separation in Greek society is almost vertical. Vaccines challenge institutions such as the government, the church, the media, the educational system. They show confidence – in large percentage – in the "Army" at the level of an institution, while -surprisingly- The second institution that gains their trust is the National Health System.
In addition, needs to point out that for them “negatives” of the vaccine, Vaccination has the character of a broader social attitude and behavior. After all, for this group, the pandemic crisis is more economic than health.
Crash test: Vaccinated VS Unvaccinated
The approach of vaccinated and unvaccinated people for the coronavirus pandemic is completely different, something that is summarized in how much they consider that they are at risk of getting the virus..
Answering the question "How worried are you or a member of your family about getting infected with the coronavirus?";"Vaccinated people are worried about a percentage 81% and the unvaccinated only in percentage 31%.
In addition, vaccinated and unvaccinated appear tired of adhering to coronavirus restrictive measures.
In the context of the research the two groups, vaccinated and unvaccinated, were asked to answer the question "Which of the following helped you find out more about the coronavirus epidemic?";». In this case, the unvaccinated respond to a lesser extent to traditional media such as television and to a greater extent to Social Media..
Vaccinated: Because they were persuaded to get the vaccine
Those vaccinated against coronavirus as part of the research are positioned on what ultimately counted most for themselves in order to get the coronavirus vaccine.
The main answers they gave are that "it is the only way to protect – reduces the risk ", "To contribute to the protection of society as a whole", "The need to return to a more normal life", "To protect my family members" and "I was afraid of coronavirus disease – the disease ".
Significantly fewer answered "it is (or it will be done) obligatory in my work "which suggests that obligatoryness probably does not exert the expected influence.
Vaccinated: They are "baked" for a third portion;
The vaccinated were then asked to answer the question if the authorities indicated so, they would do on Tuesday, reinforcing, dose of coronavirus vaccine.
At a rate 54% the vaccinated definitely answer yes and in percentage 27% probably yes. That is 8 in 10 vaccinated (rate 81%) they would make a third installment if this was suggested by the experts.
Instead one 15% of vaccinated would not make the third dose.
What do vaccinated people think about the unvaccinated?
Of particular interest are the answers of the vaccinated when asked what are the prevailing views about the unvaccinated.
To a large extent, vaccinated people appreciate that they are unvaccinated: "Victims of misinformation", "Victims of conspiracy theories" and "socially irresponsible". also, some of those vaccinated consider that "it is their right not to be vaccinated", that they are "scared" or even "low intelligence" and "low educated".
Unvaccinated: Because they have not been vaccinated
Elsewhere in the study, unvaccinated people were asked to be placed because they had not been vaccinated against coronavirus..
To the question "Why did you not get the coronavirus vaccine?";»The main answers are:
- "I am worried because the vaccine was approved very quickly – has not been tested "
- "I'm worried about the side effects"
- "I react to the pressure"
- "I do not trust the Greek authorities"
- "I do not think it is that effective"
Nouns, we see that there is a fairly wide range of responses not only to the formulations but also to the competent authorities and the way they present the vaccine.
Unvaccinated: What do they think about the vaccinated
Particularly interesting is the opinion of the unvaccinated about the vaccinated citizens.
The prevailing view is that "it is their right to be vaccinated" while to a lesser extent they believe that they are "scared", "Victims of misinformation" and "victims of interests".
Alongside, the unvaccinated were asked to answer whether they would prefer to get sick or get the vaccine.
The 59% replied that he prefers to get sick with coronavirus and 6% to make the vaccine. "I do not think I will get the coronavirus," he replies 13% while "I do not know / I do not answer" responds 22%.
The unvaccinated are unconvinced
With the prospect of a coronavirus wall showing that it is moving away, the unvaccinated do not seem to be retreating..
In particular answering a question: "If the restrictive measures for the unvaccinated become stricter, you will consider getting the vaccine;They answer that they would not have been vaccinated in this case either.
particularly, the 85% answer "no" and "probably no" to the above question while "yes" and "probably yes" answer the 7%.
It is noted that the unvaccinated even if the vaccination became mandatory they would not be vaccinated.
particularly, to the question: "And if the coronavirus vaccination becomes mandatory, you will do the vaccine;They answer as follows:
- Yes: 2%
- Probably yes: 8%
- Probably not: 12%
- No: 66%
- ΔΓ / ΔΑ: 12%
Briefly the main findings of the research of KAPA RESEARCH
- In the second summer of the pandemic, a new form of Greek society has been finalized, which did not exist last year, let alone in March. 2020. It is no longer the prolonged anxiety for the public health and the health of the relatives, nor the fatigue from the prevention measures or the concern about the economic effects of the pandemic that characterize the society and are points that all Greeks share. A significant part of the population reacts strongly, moves to the brink of social extremism without, however, to be a margin from a numerical point of view.
- For “negatives” of the vaccine, Vaccination has the character of a broader social attitude and behavior. After all, for this group, the pandemic crisis is more economic than health.
- The central approach of the negatives sees the country at a dead end, social and economic. Most go with a compass of rage, with a complete lack of trust in the institutions of the Greek state, indifference to political expression in the classic sense of universal suffrage, information from informal sources and informal - non-institutional- networks and, finally, resort to a call for elections to overthrow the political scene but without indicating the alternative that will emerge.
- The hope of convincing the unvaccinated lies with personal physicians and pharmacists.
- The vaccinated, with greater or lesser enthusiasm, are united in the effort coordinated by the competent bodies and the government.
- A possible new hard lockdown is likely to jeopardize this cluster of vaccinated, to provoke strong reservations and social reactions.