Republicans, Not Democrats, Are More Likely to Endorse Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

  title={Republicans, Not Democrats, Are More Likely to Endorse Anti-Vaccine Misinformation},
  author={Matthew Motta},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  pages={428 - 438}
  • Matthew Motta
  • Published 1 September 2021
  • Economics
  • American Politics Research
Vaccine safety skeptics are often thought to be more likely to self-identify as Democrats (vs. Independents or Republicans). Recent studies, however, suggest that childhood vaccine misinformation is either more common among Republicans, or is uninfluenced by partisan identification (PID). Uncertainty about the partisan underpinnings of vaccine misinformation acceptance is important, as it could complicate efforts to pursue pro-vaccine health policies. I theorize that Republicans should be more… 

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