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One if five Americans hold anti-vaxxer beliefs and some may be hard to reach

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One in five Americans self-identify as anti-vaxxers, or people who disagree with the use of vaccines, a new study suggests.

Researchers from Texas A&M University found that eight percent of Americans actively socially identify as an anti-vaxxer, while 14 percent of Americans identify with the beliefs of anti-vaxxers. 

Those who self identify as an anti-vaxxer are more likely to have stronger beliefs in their anti-vaxx stances than people who do not identify with the team, but hold some beliefs associated with it. 

The team fears that the large amount on anti-vaxxers in America makes public health messaging a challenge, and the fact that many even identify with the usually-stigmatized label is a worrying discovery.  

The data reflects…



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