Poll: Michigan voters wary of getting COVID-19 vaccine

This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the company. Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if the single-dose vaccine can protect against the coronavirus. (Cheryl Gerber/Courtesy of Johnson & Johnson via AP) (Cheryl Gerber, Copyright Cheryl Gerber)

Michigan voters are on the fence on getting a potential vaccine for COVID-19, a new WDIV/Detroit News poll finds.

Voters were asked if an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccination were available, would they get vaccinated. 44.1% would get the vaccination while 39.1% would not get the vaccination. 16.5% were undecided.

When asked if they would be more or likely to get the COVID vaccine if their doctor recommended it, 54.7% would get the vaccine while 34.2% would not get the vaccine.

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Even with their doctor’s recommendation, voters aged 30-49 would remain sharply opposed to getting the vaccine. 69.3% of voters over 65 years old would get the vaccine with their doctor’s recommendation.

The strongest opposition to getting a vaccine comes from Republican voters. 53.5% of Black voters also oppose getting the vaccine, according to the poll.

Exclusive poll shows Michiganders' views on COVID-19 vaccine


The Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a Michigan statewide survey of November 2020 likely general election voters. The 600 sample, live operator telephone survey was conducted on September 30-October 3, 2020 and has a margin of error of +/-4.0% with a 95% level of confidence. 50.0% of respondents were contacted via landline telephone. 50.0% of respondents were contacted via cell phone telephone. This survey was commissioned by WDIV Local 4 News and the Detroit News.

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.