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Thursday, October 3, 2019

California Voters Back New Vax Law

Just 16% of voters are opposed to a new California law requiring parents vaccinate their children, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

The poll, conducted online from Sept. 13 to 18, found support for the bill from the vast majority of Californians: rich or poor, conservative or liberal, educated or not. Roughly 83% of all voters said they favored the law, 61% said they favored it strongly.

“Support is broad-based with large majorities across all major subgroups of the state’s registered voter population in favor,” said Mark DiCamillo, head of the Berkeley IGS Poll. “Liberals display the highest levels of support, with greater than nine in 10 in favor.”
The poll surveyed 4,527 registered voters in both English and Spanish. The poll had a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
From the complete analysis of the new Berkeley IGS Poll
Support for the new law spans all major demographic and regional subgroups of the state’s registered voter population. There are, however,some variations in the size of the majorities favoring the law relating to voters’self-described political ideology. Support is strongest among liberals, nine in ten of whom favorit. Support declines to 67% among voters who describe themselves as very conservative in politics, with one in three (32%) opposed