Discriminatory attitudes against unvaccinated people during the pandemic

Nature Vol/Iss. 613 Nature Published In Pages: 704-711
By Bor, Alexander, Jørgensen, Frederik, Petersen, Michael Bang


Vaccinated individuals are likely to harbor exclusionary attitudes towards the unvaccinated.


For 19 out of 21 countries, vaccinated respondents were significantly happier when presented with a vaccinated target than an unvaccinated target (Romania and Hungary were inconclusive). On average, the respondents were 13% more unhappy when provided with an unvaccinated target. A similar test was conducted later on, which also showed that the vaccinated harbored significant antipathy towards the unvaccinated, about 14% more than vaccinated individuals.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary Least Square Regression ModelSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Attitude of the vaccinated towards the unvaccinatedDependentIngroup Antagonisms