Most Americans agree that vaccines are a really good thing for public health, but a new poll shows that people aged between 18 and 29 are most likely to say vaccines should be a parental choice instead of a requirement.
According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 68% of American adults across all age groups believe vaccines should be mandatory and 30% say it should be up to parents to decide.
But young adults are the most likely to agree with the latter statement, with about 41% of people age 18 to 29 saying parents should be the ones to decide whether or not to vaccinate their child. Among adults age 65 and older, only 20% feel this way.
Pew says one reason older adults are far likelier to be in support of mandatory vaccinations is that they remember what it was like when some of…
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