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Study Finds Most Vaccine-Hesitant Group is Those With PhDs

Study Finds Most Vaccine-Hesitant Group is Those With PhDs

“What’s more, the paper found that in the first five months of 2021, the largest decrease in hesitancy was among the least educated”

Well this certainly doesn’t fit the liberal media narrative.

The College Fix reports:

Most vaccine-hesitant group is those with PhDs, research shows

A study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh researchers found that vaccine hesitancy is highest among those with a PhD.

The online survey of more than 5 million adults was conducted between January 6 and May 31. People who said “probably not” or “definitely not” when asked if they would get the vaccine were considered vaccine hesitant.

“There was not a decrease in hesitancy among those with a professional degree or PhD,” the paper states.

A news release regarding the results explained further: “Hesitancy held constant in the most educated group (those with a Ph.D.); by May Ph.D.’s were the most hesitant group.”

The graph (below) provided in the survey charted the results. The line in yellow represents those with PhDs. It shows that their vaccine hesitancy rate rose slightly over the five-month survey period to end at the top of the chart.

“Most of the coverage would have you believe that the surge in cases is primarily down to less educated, ‘brainwashed’ Trump supporters who don’t want to take the vaccine,” Unherd reports. “This may be partially true: the areas in which the delta variant is surging coincide with the sections of red America in which vaccination rates are lowest.”

But “this does not paint the full picture,” Unherd noted:

People with a master’s degree had the least hesitancy, and the highest hesitancy was among those holding a Ph.D.

What’s more, the paper found that in the first five months of 2021, the largest decrease in hesitancy was among the least educated — those with a high school education or less. Meanwhile, hesitancy held constant in the most educated group; by May, those with Ph.Ds were the most hesitant group.

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“the largest decrease in hesitancy was among the least educated”

In other words, the population least able to evaluate the propaganda they’re being fed.

I don’t know about “decrease in’ hesitancy (a derivative), but the graphs I’ve seen show absolute hesitancy across educational classes to be in a “U” shape, with both the Ph.D. and “no diploma” classes being very high and the “Masters” class being the lowest. I bet a graph of “social conformity” would find a very similar distribution.

    empiricallyobvious in reply to henrybowman. | August 16, 2021 at 9:24 am

    One would also postulate that the majority of such Masters degrees are in such intellectually rigorous areas as a Masters in Education or “Master’s in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability” from the CMI Business School…now there is a pursuit worth the money…🤯

nordic_prince | August 15, 2021 at 11:19 pm

When I shared a tweet on FB about this study, it was removed because it went against “community standards.” They are mentally unhinged with their fake and fluid “community standards” crap. I’ve seen more consistency in a weather vane.

Makes perfect sense. A Phd is a person who knows more and more, about less and less!

I had a PhD department head at a local university tell me one day that I shouldn’t be ashamed of not having a college diploma. The halls of academe are full of those with advanced degrees who didn’t have the sense to stop at the gas station when the little needle points to “E”.

As this study shows, there is such a thing as being educated beyond one’s intelligence.
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