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Vaccine Skepticism Runs Deep Among White Evangelicals in U.S.

posted on April 6, 2021

David Crary of the Associated Press reports, “Vaccine skepticism is more widespread among white evangelicals than almost any other major block of Americans.” Groups like the National Association of Evangelicals are implementing educational programs to encourage evangelicals to get vaccinated. Curtis Chang, a former pastor who founded one of the educational programs, points out that white evangelical resistance to vaccination would have drastic consequences for herd immunity, as they comprise nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. “The pathway to ending the pandemic runs through the evangelical church,” Chang said.

Read at The Associated Press