Americans tend to back Biden’s vaccine mandates for healthcare workers and big business

On Friday, the Supreme Court will hear challenges to two vaccination mandates authorized by the Biden administration — the vaccination mandate for healthcare workers and the mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees.

The latest YouGov Daily Agenda survey finds a majority in favor of one of Biden’s vaccine mandates, while opinion on the other is more split but also tilts in favor of the mandate. A survey this week of more than 6,000 American adults found they supported the federal government mandating vaccines for healthcare workers 53% to 35%, and those for workers in large corporations 48% to 38. %.

Americans are divided on vaccination mandates by party ID — as they have been for months. Less than a third of Republicans (31%) support a vaccination mandate for healthcare workers, and only 24% support a mandate for all businesses with 100 or more employees.

Partisan differences are significant when it comes to the number of Americans who do not plan to get vaccinated. In the latest Economist/YouGov poll, taken last weekend, 33% of Republicans said they will not get a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to just 4% of Democrats.

Asked about the general principle that the federal government should be able to mandate COVID-19 vaccines, Americans responded with a similar level of support as they did when asked about warrants for large corporations. businesses: 47% say the federal government should be allowed to mandate vaccines for certain groups of people, while 38% disagree.

There is more support for employers to mandate masks for their workers than there is for the government to mandate vaccines for workers. In the last Economist/ YouGov Poll, 59% of US Adult Citizens Support Employers Can Set Mask Mandates for Employees; only 30% oppose it. Even more Americans argue that airlines can require masks for passengers (65%) and health care providers can require patients to wear masks (64%).

See the crosstabs of this YouGov poll

Methodology: YouGov interviewed 6,046 U.S. adults for a survey on January 5-6, 2022. Samples were weighted to be representative of the U.S. population, based on gender, age, race, education, of the US census area and political party.

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