New poll explores likelihood of parents to vaccinate their 5-11 year olds

New Marketing for Change poll, with data collected by Ipsos, shows parents most often consider vaccine side effect when thinking about vaccinating their kids

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  • Chris Deeney Senior Vice President, U.S. Ipsos Observer
  • Neil Lloyd Senior Research Analyst, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, October 26, 2021

A new Marketing for Change poll, with data collected by Ipsos, explores attitudes among parents towards vaccinating their children against COVID-19. When thinking about getting their kids vaccinated, parents of children age 5-11 most often consider vaccine side effects (48%), protecting their child(ren) from getting sick with COVID-19 (40%), and their child(ren)'s ability to participate in school and community activities that may require the vaccine (36%). Methodological details about the study are below, and the list of questions are attached.

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About the Study

These are the findings of a Marketing for Change poll, with data collected by Ipsos, conducted between October 14-22, 2021. For this survey, a sample of 1,019 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii who are parents of children under 18 was interviewed online in English.

The sample was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel, partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling and does not rely on a population frame in the traditional sense. Ipsos uses fixed sample targets, unique to each study, in drawing a sample. After a sample has been obtained from the Ipsos panel, Ipsos calibrates respondent characteristics to be representative of the U.S. Population using standard procedures such as raking-ratio adjustments. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2018 American Community Survey data. The sample drawn for this study reflects fixed sample targets on demographics. Posthoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, region, and education.

Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online non-probability polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents. Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,019, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=+/-5.0 percentage points).

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Chris Jackson
Senior Vice President, U.S., Public Affairs
Ipsos
+1 202 420-2025
[email protected]

Kate Silverstein
Media Relations Specialist, U.S., Public Affairs
Ipsos
+1 718 755-8829
[email protected]

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The author(s)

  • Chris Deeney Senior Vice President, U.S. Ipsos Observer
  • Neil Lloyd Senior Research Analyst, Public Affairs

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