COVID States Project: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey, Report #64: Continued High Public Support for Mandating Vaccines   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Document: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] continues to surge in the United States and elsewhere, propelled by the highly contagious Delta variant. As of this writing (on September 29, 2021), about three quarters (76% [hyperlink]) of the eligible U.S. population (age 12 and up) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This is likely not enough to achieve herd immunity in the United States. Though the specific number remains uncertain, a recent estimate [hyperlink] by the Infectious Diseases Society of America suggests that over 80% of the 'entire' population must be 'fully' vaccinated to reach herd immunity. More worrisome, around 1 in 5 Americans, depending on the poll, continue to say they are either uncertain or will not get the vaccine. In our most recent survey wave (fielded from August 26 to September 27, 2021), 10% of respondents who indicated that they are not yet vaccinated claimed they are extremely unlikely to get it. Another 12% are 'somewhat' unlikely to seek the vaccine. In recent weeks, the Biden administration has shifted tactics in its efforts to get as many Americans as possible vaccinated. The Administration had from the outset emphasized the benefits of getting vaccinated as its primary strategy for persuading reluctant Americans to do so. [...] In this report, we update our assessment of public support for vaccine mandates, both nationally and across the 50 states, based on our September survey wave." The previous July 2021 report can be found at [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=858570].

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The COVID States Project Report No. 64
Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
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