A New Survey Outlines America’s Sentiments Over the COVID Vaccine

The results may be shocking!

A new survey conducted by the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) concludes that Americans are divided in terms of religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The survey indicates that one in ten Americans state their religious teaching prevents them from taking the shot. Meanwhile, 13% say that it contradicts their beliefs.

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However, 51% are in favor of permitting people who would be required vaccination against the COVID virus to opt-out should it contradict their beliefs. Additionally, 47% of those polled opposed religious exemptions while 60% argued there is no valid religious reason to avoid vaccination. An additional 59% felt that too many people use religion as an excuse not to get the vaccine.

The research considered the majority of vaccinated Americans (about 67%) are tired of those who hesitate on getting vaccinated. They feel that they are putting others at risk for infection. However, there is an even greater proportion of people who are angry at those who tell them to get the shot.

Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO and Founder of PRRI, commented in a statement.“The wide berth allowed for the expression and practice of religions, codified in our Constitution and laws, are bedrock American principles, but Americans also believe that principles of religious liberty are not absolute but rather should be balanced with health and well-being of our communities.” 

This survey was conducted between October 18 and November 9, 2021, online with a sample of 5,721 Americans living in 50 states.

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