A new poll found that Americans hold differing views on requiring COVID-19 vaccines for certain activities, although most Americans can find common ground.
A new Politico/Harvard survey showed that “more than half (52%) of employed adults oppose employers requiring all their employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before they can remain at or return to work.” Adults who are unemployed felt differently, however, with 65% of them saying that they support employers making people get vaccinated before returning to workplaces. The poll also found that this “differs from the view of the public as a whole (53% favor).”
The responses differed among various places of employment, as well. A majority of respondents (63%) said that they support public school teachers being vaccinated before coming back to school, with Democrats (75%) favoring that standard more than Republicans (56%), although it was still the majority opinion in both political parties.
People also felt this way about healthcare workers — with the majority of Republicans