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Majority Of US Workers Favor Employer Vaccine Mandates — But Those Who Oppose Are Very Opposed

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at October 29, 2021


The amount of U.S. workers who say their employer is requiring them to be vaccinated for Covid-19 has risen to 36%, and while a majority of workers either favor or strongly favor these mandates, the percentage of those opposed to them—over a third of those surveyed—has essentially remained the same since May, according to a Gallup poll.

Key Facts

The amount of workers who say their employer is requiring them to be vaccinated has risen to 36%, up from 9% in July.

The survey found that 45% of workers strongly favor employer vaccine requirements, rising from 29% since May.

30% of U.S. workers strongly oppose employer vaccine requirements, with 52% of that group saying they would be “extremely likely” to look for a new job if they disagreed with the vaccine policy of their current employer.

Opposition to an employer mandate has essentially remained constant since vaccines became widely available, with 31% of workers saying they were strongly opposed in May.

The percentage of workers who neither favor nor oppose an employer mandate has decreased from 15% in May to 7% in October.

39% of workers say their employer is encouraging but not requiring them to be vaccinated. 

Big Number

56%. That’s the share of surveyed workers who either favor or strongly favor employer vaccine requirements.

Key Background

The survey says 75% of U.S. adults (employed full time or part time) have been vaccinated, along with 5% who say they plan to get the shot. Several of the U.S.’s largest employers, including General Electric and Tyson, are now requiring their employees to be vaccinated.


Tyson announced Tuesday that its mandate brought the company’s vaccination rate to 96%, up from 50% in August according to NBC News. Over 59,000 meatpacking employees contracted Covid-19 from March 2020 to February 2021, including at least 269 employee deaths, according to a House memorandum released Wednesday.


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