PPIC Poll Finds Nearly Three-Fourths of Californians Support Requiring Vaccinations

On Thursday, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) indicated in a report that an overwhelming majority of Californians – 73 percent – favor requiring parents to vaccinate their children for diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella. The view is help by at least seven in ten across genders, political parties, and those with and without children in their household. Majorities across demographic groups and regions support requiring vaccinations, as do about three in four Asian Americans, white, and Latinos. 53 percent of African Americans favor the concept.

Further, PPIC determined that nearly all Californians believe that vaccines given to children are safe (62 percent believe they are “very safe” and 27 percent believe they are “somewhat safe”). Eight in ten California residents are also concerned that measles outbreaks will become more widespread (43 percent “very concerned” and 36 percent “somewhat concerned”).

Additional information on the PPIC polling is available here.