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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jul 12, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Mandatory Vaccinations
In January 2014, 102 measles cases linked to an outbreak at Disneyland were reported in 14 states. The outbreak alarmed the CDC, which declared the disease eliminated in the U.S. in the year 2000. Many health officials have tied the outbreak to the rising number of unvaccinated children under the age of 12. Proponents of a mandate argue that vaccines are necessary in order to insure herd immunity against preventable diseases. Herd immunity protects people who are unable to get vaccines due to their age or health condition. Opponents of a mandate believe the government should not be able to decide which vaccines their children should receive. Some opponents also believe there is a link between vaccinations and autism and vaccinating their children will have destructive consequences on their early childhood development. See recent vaccination news
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This is a tough one. I understand both sides. the safety of all people is at stake here. I do support vaccination efforts and they should be pushed quite hard. Those who choose not to vaccinate, should be held accountable for infecting others especially... 3 years ago from a Republican in Glendale, AZ
It's funny that if vaccination really work why should they worry about those who don't. Those that do not get vaccinated. Tough. 3 years ago from a Republican in Defiance, OH
US should stop spreading viruses for profit only then world would be free of all diseases.
Capitalism is world cancer. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Mooers, NY