FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POLL: Americans Oppose Public Vaccine Shaming
78% of Republicans Say Public Figures Openly Criticizing Americans Who Aren’t Vaccinated Is Inappropriate, 61% of Independents and 40.5% of Democrats—A Plurality—Agree
(Austin, TX—Aug 4, 2021) Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018 and 2020—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted July 29th through August 1st of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.
"Name-calling citizens who choose not to be vaccinated is immoral and dangerous, and now we know it also doesn’t work. Once again, Washington DC and its allies in big business and big media are hugely out-of-step with the overwhelming sentiments of the American people across all political parties and perspectives. And, unfortunately, relying on leaders with common sense in our nation’s capital to take a stand isn’t getting the job done,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “The American people must rise up at the local and state level, and continue to demand that their representatives in their own states and communities do right by them.”
For complete details on the poll, including graphics, please visit: https://www.thetrafalgargroup.org/news/nat-issues-vaccine-rates-0803/
KEY INSIGHT: Americans Say Public Vaccine Shaming is Inappropriate
- 59.8% of American voters believe that public figures being openly critical of Americans who are not vaccinated is an inappropriate
- 23.7% of American voters believe open criticism is appropriate
- 16.5% of American voters aren’t sure
KEY INSIGHT: Independents and Republicans Say Public Shaming Inappropriate, Plurality of Democrats Agree
- 61.4% of Independent voters believe that public figures being openly critical of Americans who are not vaccinated is an inappropriate way to increase vaccination rates, 24.3% believe it is appropriate, and 14.3% aren’t sure.
- 77.7% of Republican voters believe that public figures being openly critical of Americans who are not vaccinated is an inappropriate way to increase vaccination rates, 11.2% believe it is appropriate, and 11.1% aren’t sure.
- 40.5% of Democrat voters believe that public figures being openly critical of Americans who are not vaccinated is an inappropriate way to increase vaccination rates 36%, believe it is appropriate and effective, and 23.5% aren’t sure.
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