Poll: 25% of French citizens would want to get Sputnik V vaccine

Poll: 25% of French citizens would want to get Sputnik V vaccine

More than 40% of French citizens who have already been immunised against COVID-19 would want to be revaccinated with the Russian-made vaccine Sputnik V, according to a French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) poll for Sputnik.

Per the IFOP poll's findings, 41% of previously inoculated respondents said they would still go for Sputnik V.

Among those who have not yet been vaccinated, 25% said they would want to receive the Russian vaccine if they had such an opportunity, 44% said they would rather not and 19% did not give a definite answer.

Moving on to the question about COVID-19 immunisation in general, 45% of those surveyed said they were planning to get vaccinated without specifying the vaccine brand. Eleven percent said they had already been vaccinated, another 11% did not have an answer, while 33% said they did not intend to get vaccinated.

Among people aged 65 and above, the percentage of those who said they would want to be vaccinated was significantly higher — 55% versus 45% of those who said they would rather not.

As for the nation's coronavirus-related restrictive measures, more than a third of respondents — 35% — believe the negative consequences caused by the restrictions outweighed those of the pandemic itself. Only 20% believe the opposite and 26% think the impact was the same.

The survey was conducted among 1,009 adults across France from 17-18 March. The margin of error did not exceed 3.1%, meeting a confidence interval of 95%.