Vaccine Resisters Vs. Employer Mandate Battles Intensify As A Polarized Nation Faces A New Strain

Vaccine Resisters Vs. Employer Mandate Battles Intensify As A Polarized Nation Faces A New Strain

IBD/TIPP Poll shows that Americans continue to be in favor of employers mandating employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Raghavan Mayur

In a polarized nation confronted with a new strain of the coronavirus, a vaccine mandate may pit vaccine resisters against employers.  While 78% of those getting at least one shot support the employer mandate, 71% of vaccine resisters oppose the mandate.

The latest IBD/TIPP Poll revealed that 52% of the respondents were fully vaccinated. Another 14% were partially vaccinated. But, there has been no marked change in the percentage of vaccine skeptics and resisters. Over a quarter of the population has refused to be immunized, with 16% resolutely against getting the shot.

At the same time, Americans continue to support employers making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for their employees.

The Investor's Business Daily/TIPP Poll conducted in late June/early July, in which 1,424 American adults participated, found that support for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination demands from employers held steady at 61%.

The response to the query, "Do you support or oppose employers requiring vaccination by employees?" reads: