Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they’d support federal, state or local governments requiring everyone to get a coronavirus vaccine, according to a new survey conducted by The COVID States Project.
Why it matters: This kind of blanket mandate hasn’t even been proposed, at any level of government. But more piecemeal requirements are rapidly becoming more popular, and the survey suggests Americans are fine with that.
The big picture: There’s recently been a surge in vaccine requirements for employees among health care organizations, governments and private businesses.
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Vaccine mandates are popular:
• 70% say they’d support vax mandates to board an airplane.
• 45% of Republicans say they approve of vax mandates.
• A majority of Americans in all but 3 states (Wyoming and both Dakotas) support vax mandates.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) July 30, 2021