Covid-19 vaccine beliefs for evangelical Christians in Aotearoa New Zealand

The study will investigate perspectives around the Covid-19 vaccine among evangelical church members. We hope to understand why Christians choose to be vaccinated or not vaccinated against Covid-19.

What's involved?

We are seeking evangelical Christian participants to explore their ideas, beliefs and views surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine in Aotearoa New Zealand. If you choose to participate, we will ask that you complete an interview of approximately one hour, which will be conducted online via Zoom.

The interview will consist of a number of questions where you will be able to share as little or as much as you would like.

A member of the research team will conduct the interview, where you would be asked questions about your faith and spirituality as well as your views surrounding Covid-19 and the vaccine.

Eligibility criteria

In order to participate in this study, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have access to a stable internet connection
  • Have the ability to use the Zoom video-conferencing application
  • Identify as an evangelical Christian or attend an evangelic church

If you meet these criteria, please complete our screening questionnaire.

Contact details

Student Researcher:

Laura Pope
Public Health Masters Student, University of Auckland

Principal Investigator/Supervisor (PI):

Dr Samantha March
Senior Research Fellow, University of Auckland


Dr Fiona Langridge
Research Fellow, University of Auckland

Dr Malakai ‘Ofanoa
Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland

Further information

Approved by the Auckland Health Research Ethics Committee on 20/05/2022 for three years.

Reference number UAHPEC24085.