43.8% of the Canarian population believes that getting vaccinated against covid should be mandatory

A health worker vaccinates a woman against covid in El Negrín. / COVER

The TSA survey for CANARIAS7 shows that 68.2% of Canarians have been very or quite affected by the coronavirus crisis

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A good part of the Canarian population is in favor of imposing compulsory vaccination against covid due to the risk of transmission posed by the new variants of the coronavirus.

Specifically, according to the result of the macro survey carried out by TSA for CANARIAS7 in the section dedicated to the coronavirus crisis, 43.8% think that everyone should be forced to get vaccinated. The survey reveals that another 11.7% think that people with certain specific profiles should be forced. On the other hand, 42% of the Canarian population is against forcing anyone to be vaccinated despite the health alert.

The island where the idea of ​​compulsory vaccination has fewer followers is Lanzarote, where only 37.5% are in favor of imposing compulsory immunization against covid. In Fuerteventura and Tenerife this percentage rises to 44.3%, respectively, while in Gran Canaria the idea of ​​compulsory vaccination seduces 43.1% of the population.

On the contrary, where there are more people in favor of imposing forced vaccination is in the green islands; in El Hierro, 55% of those surveyed believe that everyone should be forced to take a shot against covid; in La Palma, 51.4% think that way and in La Gomera, 50.5%.

Regarding how the coronavirus crisis has hit the Canarian population, the survey highlights that 68.2% are being very or quite affected. According to the macro-survey, just over half of the Canarian population has suffered the effects of the pandemic, being quite affected, specifically, 51.4%, while 16.8% have seen their direct family very affected by the pandemic. health and economic crisis. 9.9% answered "regular".

Only 17.7% of the population say that they are being little affected by the pandemic, while 3.7% respond that "nothing or almost nothing".

The population of the non-capital western islands is the one that says they have felt less affected by the pandemic. Thus, La Gomera is the island where they have least appreciated the effect of the epidemic in their closest environment and only 46.1% say they have felt quite or very affected. In El Hierro, the percentage of people who have suffered the effect of the pandemic on their families amounts to 53.9%, while in La Palma this value stands at 61%.

The population of Tenerife, the island most affected by the pandemic in terms of the number of infections and fatalities, is the one that recognizes the greatest impact by the epidemic. In fact, 70% of those surveyed say they have been very or quite affected by the coronavirus crisis.

In second place is Gran Canaria, where 68% of those surveyed say they have felt very or quite affected by the health crisis. In Fuerteventura, 67.9% of those surveyed have felt the consequences of the pandemic closely, while in Lanzarote 65.4% of those asked said they felt quite or very affected by the pandemic.

80% of those surveyed declared having been vaccinated against covid, with El Hierro being the island with the highest number of vaccinated people surveyed, 93%, while Lanzarote was the island with the lowest level of vaccination among the population surveyed, 74.2 %. On the other hand, 5.7% of the people interviewed said they had not been vaccinated, while 13.9% had been vaccinated but were reluctant to get the booster dose.

The survey, carried out by Technicians in Socioanalysis SL, was conducted between February 21 and March 23 to a total of 3,402 people who were interviewed by telephone.

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