92 % of Maltese likely to show trust in hospitals and vaccines: Study

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According to a study by Wellcome Global Monitor, the Maltese people are highly likely to express trust in the country’s medical facilities. The report claims that 92 per cent of the population is likely to retain their faith in the hospitals and health clinics of Malta.

Also, the majority of Maltese people believe that vaccines are absolutely safe and important for the children. At the same time, Malta is also among the top 10 countries around the world who trust scientists.

34 per cent recorded a high trust level, 53 per cent medium trust and only 7 per cent recorded low trust towards the scientists.

The report also showed similar results from the southern European region where only 8 per cent people disagree on the topic of safety of vaccines. In addition, only four per cent disagree on the importance of vaccines.

The Wellcome Global Monitor claims to be the “world’s largest study into how people around the world think and feel about science and major health challenges.” It surveys over 140,000 people from more than 140 countries.