More cities across the country are starting to require proof of vaccination for certain indoor spaces such as restaurants, gyms, and entertainment venues. These mandates are being enacted by local governments to slow a surge of rising COVID-19 cases.
In response to these new mandates, we asked respondents if proof of vaccination requirements would impact their decision to attend an event. We found that 42% of respondents were “somewhat less” or “much less” likely to attend an event that did not require proof of vaccination.
These views varied by political party; we observed a 47% gap between Democrats and Republicans who support proof of vaccination requirements. Specially, Democrats were least likely to attend an event that does not require proof of vaccination (61%), while only 37% of Independents and 14% of Republicans share that same view.
Additionally, we continued to ask respondents whether they believe proof of vaccination should be a requirement for various activities. Consistent with our previous findings, most respondents believe that proof of vaccination should be required for international travel (65%) and domestic travel (53%). We also observed a slight increase among respondents who believe that proof of vaccination should be required to enter the workplace and for children to attend daycare.
Last updated on January 20, 2022. Please check back for updates.
Results based on surveys of 193 respondents from January 1, 2022 through January 4, 2022. All surveys were conducted online from respondents in the United States.
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