A majority of likely U.S. voters believe it is a bad idea for officials to go “door to door – literally knocking on doors” to get people vaccinated for COVID-19.
A new national phone and online survey of likely U.S. voters from Rasmussen Reports found 53 percent said it is a bad idea. Thirty-seven percent believe it is a good idea while 10 percent are unsure.
President Joe Biden said on July 6 that with millions of Americans still unvaccinated, communities are at risk and the government may need to go to community by community, oftentimes “door to door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus.”
Seventy-one percent of those polled said they’ve already received the injection. While the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has said mandating the shot for employment is legal, 43 percent of voters agree it should be legal but 40 percent said it should not and 17 percent said they were not sure.
Fifty-seven percent of Democrats said it’s a good idea to go door to door. Just 20 percent of Republicans agree, as do 33 percent of unaffiliated voters.
Seventy-four percent of Republicans and 56 percent of unaffiliated voters said it is a bad idea, along with 31 percent of Democrats.
While 54 percent of Democrats believe it should be legal for employers to require the injection of employees, only 34 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.
Interestingly, unaffiliated voters were least likely to be vaccinated. Sixty-four percent of unaffiliated voters said they’ve already received the vaccine while 68 percent of Republicans said the same. Seventy-nine percent of Democrats have already been vaccinated.