About 40 percent of Canadians know a family member or friend who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, and most do not raise the problem with them, a survey conducted this month suggests.
The survey conducted by Leger and commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies suggests that four in ten Canadians have a friend or family member who is not vaccinated. Seventy percent of these do not discuss the matter with them, and half of them say they have stopped trying to persuade them to get protective vaccines.
The Leger-ACS survey shows that for 35 percent of those surveyed, “it’s not a problem” and they don’t talk about it, adding that they get along well with unvaccinated friends and family. A similar percentage have stopped trying to convince people they know to get vaccinated.
About one in eight of those surveyed said they argue with the unvaccinated about the possibility of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. About one in ten no longer talk to or avoid unvaccinated people, while another six percent say they respect and support the personal choice of unvaccinated people.
The findings follow a poll conducted by Leger last month that suggested that roughly 57 percent of the vaccinated population would not invite an unvaccinated person into their homes.