Poll: Majorities support vaccine requirements in workplaces, schools, sporting events

Majorities of Americans support vaccine mandates for workplaces, schools and sporting events, according to a CNN and SSRS poll.

Fifty-four percent of those polled by CNN and SSRS said they would support requiring office workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to their workplaces.

For schools, 55 percent of respondents said they support a vaccine requirement for children attending in-person classes, and 55 percent of respondents said they are in favor of a vaccine requirement for attendance at sporting events or concerts.

Public opinion is split when it comes to requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccines for everyday activities outside of the home, with 51 percent of respondents saying they believe requiring vaccines for everyday activities is an acceptable way to increase the vaccination rate and 49 percent saying it is an unacceptable infringement on personal rights.

The survey results come as different entities in the U.S. are mandating vaccines throughout the country, after the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Since the poll, President Biden has announced that employers with 100 or more workers have to require vaccines or weekly testing.