Majorities in new poll support requiring proof of vaccine to fly, enter arenas
A majority of people in the U.S. support requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to board airplanes or enter indoor arenas, a new Monmouth University poll shows.
The poll found 59 percent of Americans said people should need to show proof of vaccination to be able to get on an airplane, while 55 percent say they support the measure for indoor arenas. Forty-six percent of people support requiring proof of vaccination to attend events at outdoor arenas.
Workplaces requiring proof of vaccination received 53 percent support, while 50 percent support gyms doing so.
The poll comes as more venues are starting to require proof of coronavirus vaccination in order to enter.
Two NFL teams have said fans must be vaccinated in order to attend games.
Some areas of the country are also requiring restaurants to demand proof of vaccination from patrons. Forty-six percent of Americans think people should need to show proof of vaccination to dine at a restaurant.
Anthony Fauci recently said he would support a vaccine requirement to travel on an airplane, but such a mandate does not yet exist.
The World Health Organization has previously said it does not support vaccine mandates due to the inequity of vaccine access around the world.
There was majority support for vaccine mandates for health care workers, school teachers, federal employees, federal contractors and those in school above the age of 12.
The support for vaccine mandates among individuals and in certain areas comes amid a spike in delta variant cases that have caused some states to reimplement certain COVID-19 restrictions.
The poll was conducted from Sept. 9 to Sept. 13 among 802 U.S. adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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