Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of trust in politicians and perceptions of macro control on positive and negative attitudes towards vaccines during the Covid-19 pandemic process.
Method: This is a cross-sectional field study. 1198 Turkish citizens at the age of 18 and over filled out an online questionnaire between May 6 and June 6, 2021. The questionnaire form consists of the scales of Trust in Politicians, Perception of Pandemic Macro Control, Attitudes towards Vaccines in addition to the demographic variables. In the analysis of the data, frequency, reliability, correlation, and regression analyzes were performed using the SPSS V.26 program, respectively.
Results: Trust in politicians during the pandemic process has a statistically significant and positive effect on the perception of pandemic macro control. While trust in politicians and perception of pandemic macro control have a statistically significant and positive effect on positive attitude towards vaccines, they have a negative effect on a negative attitude towards vaccines.
Conclusion: It was concluded that the trust in politicians and the perception of the adequacy of macro control measures taken by governments play an important role in people's adopting a positive attitude towards the developed vaccines to fight against the Covid-19, which has turned into a global pandemic.