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A quick country-level analysis of correlation of vaccine hesitancy with social media usage, trust in science, GDP pro capita, and religious attitudes. Only EU countries, and mainly based on the recent survey from the Wellcome Trust.
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The original data are from:

The data used for the analysis are extracted in the folder with the same name.

Notice that I used the following data:

  • Vaccine hesitancy: Percentage of people who answered 'Strongly or somewhat disagree that vaccines are safe' to the question 'Do you agree, disagree, or neither agree nor disagree with the following statements? Vaccines are effective. Vaccines are safe' (Wellcome Global Monitor 2018)

  • Trust in science: Wellcome Global Monitor Trust in Scientists Index, Country Average Index Score (Wellcome Global Monitor 2018)

  • Importance of religion: 'Percentage of people who have a religion & say it is important in their daily lives' (Wellcome Global Monitor 2018)

  • GDP pro capita: estimates in 'International Dollars' from the International Monetary Found

  • Social media penetration: category 'Internet use: participating in social networks (creating user profile, posting messages or other contributions to facebook, twitter, etc.)', percentage on total individuals in 2018 (Eurostat - Digital economy and society)

The R script correlations.R reproduce the plots (that are also in the folder with the same name)

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