Yuh-Yuh LI , National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
In the section, we mainly examine public resistance to vaccination in two parts: 1) of the social structural differences, 2) of the understanding of science. On social structural differences, we focus on attitude difference of vaccination on gender, age, education, income. On the relationship with the understanding of science, we focus on PUS variables (of trust in science, trust in medical professional, knowledge of science, engagement with science, and utilitarian attitude), and their relationship with attitude of vaccination. We assume that the meaning of risk is culturally defined. People all take or not take action to reduce risk. The data includes 13 countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia, which includes the sample population of Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Mongolia with a size of 13,477. Regression analysis is employed for the statistical analysis. We first create a general model with country fixed-effect for pooled data. Then, we also examine our model in individual country data, respectively. We have found more complicated findings from the country level data. In the end of the presentation, we are going to discuss our findings of their special local context meanings.