Thoughts about the Covid vaccines have deeply divided Americans, enough that a full 14% of vaxxed people have axed friends from their lives due to differences of opinion on the matter, according to a new poll from OnePoll.
The poll showed that overall, 16% of Americans have dumped at least 3 friends from their lives since the beginning of 2020 for various reasons.
A survey of 1,000 Americans – conducted by OnePoll on Sept. 2 – examined why people have ended friendships in the last year and a half. Results show 16 percent of respondents have axed three pals from their lives since the pandemic began in March 2020.
While cheating, lying, and different political opinions were on the list of reasons for this breaking of fellowship, one major reason was people's opinion on the vaccines.
Of those who ended a friendship, 66 percent are vaccinated and 17 percent don't ever plan to receive the shot. Fourteen percent of vaccinated respondents — about 1 in 7 — say they parted ways with friends who didn't want to get the vaccine. Even "Friends" and "The Morning Show" star Jennifer Aniston claims she's ended friendships over vaccination beliefs.
That's just wonderful, isn't it? A full two-thirds of those who dumped friends are vaxxed and 14% of vaxxed people overall have ended relationships exclusively because their friends don't want to be jabbed.
Those who are passionate about the vaccines are just the most tolerant, open-minded, and compassionate people, right??
Here's a good visual of the data:
Similarly, the vast majority of vaccinated people (97%) consider their ex-friends to be "full-blown anti-vaxxers" and say they could never get them to understand the importance of the vaccine. Those respondents also shared why their former friends didn't want to get vaccinated – from not believing in vaccines to claiming the COVID-19 vaccine doesn't work.
On the other hand, many unvaccinated people say their decision is a personal choice because they're worried about potential side-effects. Others add they're healthy and believe they don't need the vaccine, while some expressed distrust in the vaccine rollout.
This seems to mirror what many of us have experienced.
If you pledge undying loyalty to the Covid vaccines, you are a true believer.
If you think the vaccines are pretty great but also that they should be further studied, that only certain at-risk groups should be vaccinated, that natural immunity is better, or that human rights should be prioritized above "public health," you are a heretic who must be excommunicated.
The poll also showed the political divide we all know exists regarding the vaccine.
A majority of Democrats (81%) are fully vaccinated, as well as 64 percent of Republicans, 69 percent of Independents, and 41 percent of third-party supporters.
Meanwhile, seven percent of Democrats remain unvaccinated, followed by 27 percent of third-party supporters, 23 percent of Republicans, and one in five Independents.
Interestingly, the poll showed that even 41% of Democrats think society is being too critical of unvaxxed individuals, which means Biden's "we are losing patience" approach of forcing people to get vaxxed or lose their jobs is gonna be a hard sell to America!
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