‘Pro-Life’ White Evangelicals Are Largest Group Opposing COVID Vaccinations That Save Lives
The New York Times reports that white evangelicals (Pastor Greg Locke pictured above) are the largest group that oppose COVID-19 vaccinations because of religious beliefs, science denial, distrust of institutions and their belief in online conspiracy theories:
The sheer size of the community poses a major problem for the country’s ability to recover from a pandemic that has resulted in the deaths of half a million Americans. And evangelical ideas and instincts have a way of spreading, even internationally. There are about 41 million white evangelical adults in the U.S. About 45 percent said in late February that they would not get vaccinated against Covid-19, making them among the least likely demographic groups to do so.
(Source: The New York Times)