43% Say It’s Good to Vaccinate People Against Their Will; 43% Say It’s Bad

Following President Biden’s announcement of a mandate for companies to require employee vaccination or weekly testing, many people may be vaccinated against their will. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 43% of voters think that’s a good thing while another 43% say it’s a bad thing. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure.

Sixty-three percent (63%) of Republicans say vaccinating people against their will is a bad think. So do 51% of Independent voters.

However, by a 71% to 15% margin, Democrats say it’s a good thing. Eighty-percent (80%) of White Democrats say it’s good to vaccinate people against their will. Fifty percent (50%) of Black Democrats share that view.

By a 55% to 30% margin, those who have already been vaccinated say it’s good to vaccinate others against their will. However, among those who are in no rush to get vaccinated or will never get vaccinated, just 6% say it’s a good thing while 85% say it’s bad. This suggests the possibility of a significant political backlash.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on September 30-October 2, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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