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Measles poll

Posted by on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:16 AM
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Poll

Question: Do you vaccinate?

Options:

Yes democtat/liberal

yes republican/conservative

No democrat/liberal

No republican/conservative


Only group members can vote in this poll.

Total Votes: 80

View Results


Free People are not Equal.  Equal People are not Free.

by on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:16 AM
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quickbooksworm
by Gold Member on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:44 AM
Other. Vaccinated on a delayed schedule.
VooDooB
by on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:48 AM

There's no option for Independent. I neither fully relate to Republican or Democrat, as I have views & opinions that heavily lean to both sides.  :)

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:49 AM
It would be weird to me if this was a partisan issue. The arguments against vaccination seem less about party and more about personal pov.
I'm a liberal and my kids get the reccommended shotsiincluding flu. I'm interested to see what the poll shows. The extended family I have, some very liberal and some very conservative, have all kept to the vaccination schedule for the kids
VooDooB
by on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:51 AM

Also, there's no option for delayed vax'ing, which a LOT of people choose to do now. Also, some kids can't be vaccinated, due to other factors.

This topic is too broad for such a red and blue poll.

Me no likey.

Carpy
by Emerald Member on Feb. 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Still vaxing, though.

Quoting quickbooksworm: Other. Vaccinated on a delayed schedule.


Free People are not Equal.  Equal People are not Free.

LIMom1105
by on Feb. 4, 2015 at 8:05 AM
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I agree, I don't thinkbits partisan. I see some conservative and liberal posters here agree on this matter. Those who do not vax have reasons other than politics.

Quoting stacymomof2: It would be weird to me if this was a partisan issue. The arguments against vaccination seem less about party and more about personal pov.
I'm a liberal and my kids get the reccommended shotsiincluding flu. I'm interested to see what the poll shows. The extended family I have, some very liberal and some very conservative, have all kept to the vaccination schedule for the kids
Carpy
by Emerald Member on Feb. 4, 2015 at 8:06 AM
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Some are making it political, accusing the anti vaxers of being anti science right wing, even though the biggest problems with anti vaxing, (kids being banned from school etc..) are occurring in democrat stronghold areas.  I don't personally find the issue to be political, but am curious to the percentages on both sides, due to this.


Quoting stacymomof2: It would be weird to me if this was a partisan issue. The arguments against vaccination seem less about party and more about personal pov. I'm a liberal and my kids get the reccommended shotsiincluding flu. I'm interested to see what the poll shows. The extended family I have, some very liberal and some very conservative, have all kept to the vaccination schedule for the kids


Free People are not Equal.  Equal People are not Free.

4evrinbluejeans
by KK on Feb. 4, 2015 at 8:20 AM

By the Numbers: Republicans, Democrats and the Vaccination Debate

In the last 24 hours, the public debate over whether vaccinations for children should be mandatory has been overlaid with partisan politics, with both President Barack Obama and possible 2016 GOP candidate Gov. Chris Christie weighing in with different takes on the issue. In a pre-Superbowl interview with NBC News, Obama urgedvaccination skeptics to "know the facts," while Christie had to backpedal after telling reporters he believes parents should have "a measure of choice" in the matter.

While vaccination skeptics don't fit into a single political categorization, a deeper dive into poll data can show us a little bit more about how Americans from both parties look at this issue.

A survey released last week from the Pew Research Center showed that 68 percent of US adults believe that vaccinations of children should be required, while 30 percent say that parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their kids.

Education level, gender and income don't seem to make too much a difference in how Americans view vaccinations. But age does matter: 41 percent of young adults say that parents should have a choice about vaccinating their kids, while just 20 percent of seniors say the same.

Republicans and independents are more likely than Democrats to advocate against required vaccinations.

Thirty-four percent of Republicans and 33 percent of independents told pollsters that parents should be able to decide about vaccinations, versus just 22 percent of Democrats who said the same.

And, within the past five years or so, Republicans have become LESS likely to say vaccinations should be required, while Democrats are now MORE likely to advocate for the mandatory shots.

In 2009, 71 percent of both Democrats and Republicans said vaccinations should be required. By last August, that number decreased to 65 percent for Republicans, but it's increased to 76 percent for Democrats.

The scientific community falls squarely against the "choice" crowd. Pew's recent survey of scientists connected with the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that 86 percent advocated for required vaccinations.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/numbers-republicans-democrats-vaccination-debate-n298606

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2015 at 8:21 AM
I do see some of that but in my experience it is pretty balanced. It's like who shops at whole foods...there are the conservatives who shop there because they don't trust the government and the hippies who shop there for the same reason. It's an area where different starting points end at the same end point. The arguments converge. There are liberal granola types and conservative granola types. Lol

Quoting Carpy:

Some are making it political, accusing the anti vaxers of being anti science right wing, even though the biggest problems with anti vaxing, (kids being banned from school etc..) are occurring in democrat stronghold areas.  I don't personally find the issue to be political, but am curious to the percentages on both sides, due to this.

Quoting stacymomof2: It would be weird to me if this was a partisan issue. The arguments against vaccination seem less about party and more about personal pov.
I'm a liberal and my kids get the reccommended shotsiincluding flu. I'm interested to see what the poll shows. The extended family I have, some very liberal and some very conservative, have all kept to the vaccination schedule for the kids

4evrinbluejeans
by KK on Feb. 4, 2015 at 8:21 AM

While they may be in liberal areas the number of parents that do not vaccinate is generally quite small so those that do not vaccinate do not necessarily reflect the opinions of majority in the area.  

Quoting Carpy:

Some are making it political, accusing the anti vaxers of being anti science right wing, even though the biggest problems with anti vaxing, (kids being banned from school etc..) are occurring in democrat stronghold areas.  I don't personally find the issue to be political, but am curious to the percentages on both sides, due to this.

Quoting stacymomof2: It would be weird to me if this was a partisan issue. The arguments against vaccination seem less about party and more about personal pov. I'm a liberal and my kids get the reccommended shotsiincluding flu. I'm interested to see what the poll shows. The extended family I have, some very liberal and some very conservative, have all kept to the vaccination schedule for the kids


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