Pew Says, Churchgoers Trust their Pastor on Vaccine more than Politicians and Media

A majority of regular churchgoers in the U.S. say they would trust their pastor in providing guidance about the COVID-19 vaccine, but a majority also say their own minister has been silent on the issue, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

The survey found that 61 percent of Americans who attend religious services at least monthly say they would have confidence in their own pastor to “provide guidance about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.”

That confidence level is higher than regular churchgoers have in their local elected officials (50 percent), their state elected officials (49 percent) and the news media (41 percent) in providing guidance about the vaccine.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Michael Foust