Skip to comments.Unvaccinated white evangelicals appear immune to pro-vaccine messaging (All others cave to the media)
Posted on 11/30/2021 2:52:10 PM PST by ConservativeMind
White evangelical Christians have resisted getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at higher rates than other religious groups in the United States. A new study by Yale researchers provides evidence that persuading these vaccine holdouts to get their shots has only gotten more difficult.
"At this point, unvaccinated white evangelicals seem resistant to messaging aimed at persuading them of the benefits of being vaccinated against COVID-19," said Gregory A. Huber, the Forst Family Professor of Political Science in Yale's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and a co-author of the study. "It's not clear whether this is because resistance to vaccination among white evangelicals has increased over time or that the current holdouts were always the least persuadable. What is clear is that messaging that was effective last fall, before vaccines were approved, now seems ineffective."
The initial survey, fielded on a nationally representative sample of 855 white evangelicals, gauged how various messages affected white evangelicals' intentions to get vaccinated, their willingness to advise a friend to get the shots, and their judgments of people who refuse the vaccine. Respondents were randomly assigned to one of seven conditions: A placebo message unrelated to COVID-19, a baseline message about vaccine efficacy, or five treatment messages that added specific content to that baseline.
…Neither survey showed that values-based messaging was successful at persuading white evangelicals to get vaccinated, contrasting with prior research that has found that values-consistent messaging increased positive attitudes towards masking among members of the same group.
"This study highlights the importance of testing and re-testing messages as the people requiring persuasion changes over time," said Scott E. Bokemper.
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Christians are the problem.
We’re immune to irrational fear.
This is hate speech against “white evangelical Christians”
And most of the sheeple will swallow the great lie when the same evangelicals suddenly disappear! I wonder how the liars will explain away the vast number of black and Hispanic people who will also disappear in the same instant?
“This study highlights the importance of testing and re-testing messages as the people requiring persuasion changes over time”
No reason offered by these creeps of why to “vaccine” other than “we want you to”.
Next up, Summertime camp for Christians!
That would be me and my fam. We aren’t injecting your BS. Thx.
I thought it was black people who weren’t getting vaccinated (the whole Tuskegee Experiment backlash).
Marcus Lamb, an evangelist and founder of the Daystar Network, a charismatic oriented TV network, died today from a combined of pneumonia and COVID. He and his network had been strong opponents of the COVID vaccines. His network had anti-vaccine advocates like Drs. Tenpenny, Emanuel, Zelenko, etc., as guests.
Brainwashing techniques need to be tested and retested to make sure they work!
I had to check the source.
Not the Babylon Bee.
I’m a vaccinated, white Conservative evangelical who did not “cave to the media.”
I caved to the requirements of other nations, because I want to travel internationally (and to Hawaii). I’m a practical person. I got vaxxed not for health reasons (although I am over 50, so hopefully I got some protection for a few months anyway) but for travel reasons.
It’s the government(s) who caved to the media (and/or vice versa).
The fine print is that they compared evangelicals to “other religious groups”.
They were not focusing on blacks and hispanics—who are the most anti-vaxx groups in almost all locations.
Many blacks and hispanics distrust the mass media as much as we do—for many of the same reasons we do—they find the messaging insulting and degrading. The claims that “the experts know best” comes across as arrogant posturing.
They—and we—have no interest in the elites treating us like cattle to be herded.
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