Rasmussen Reports released a new national phone and online survey that reveals 44 percent of likely U.S. voters say requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to return to pre-pandemic activities is a good idea.
Forty-one percent said it is a bad idea while 15 percent are not sure.
On Monday, press secretary Jen Psaki said federal officials would work with private companies to develop a “vaccine passport.”
Those already vaccinated provided the most support for the idea of vaccine passports. Sixty-two percent of those already vaccinated believe a passport is a good idea. Just 29 percent who haven’t gotten the vaccine agree.
Black voters are against it, with 50 percent saying it’s a bad idea and 31 percent saying it’s a good idea. White voters and other minorities are more evenly split with 46 percent of whites and 45 percent of other minorities supporting it.
I was surprised to see men (49 percent) more supportive than women (39 percent) of the passport.
Fifty-seven percent of Democrats believe it’s a good idea to require COVID vaccine passports while 33 percent of Republicans and 39 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.