Majority of Voters Support Religious Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates


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Majority of Voters Support Religious Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

(Manitou Springs, CO—November 8, 2021) Summit.org, in partnership with McLaughlin and Associates—one of America’s most respected polling survey firms—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from a survey of 1,000 general election voters nationwide and were conducted October 14th through October 18th.

“In 1993 President Clinton, with massive bipartisan support from Congress—including Joe Biden—signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. That law made clear that it was the federal government’s responsibility to prove that any action it took did not place an undue burden on Americans’ religious freedoms,” said Dr. Jeff Myers of Summit.org. “The results of this poll show that Americans of all backgrounds still think that religious convictions must be respected and protected by the government, even on controversial issues such as vaccine mandates. If the White House respects public opinion, it will get busy finding a way to accommodate religious exemptions.”

All interviews were conducted online; survey invitations were distributed randomly within predetermined geographic units. These units were structured to correlate with actual voter turnout in the general election. This poll of 1,000 general election voters has an accuracy of +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence interval.

The complete link to the data can be found here.

KEY INSIGHT: Majority of Americans Say Religious Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Should Be Respected and Protected in America

  • 60 percent of American voters say religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccine mandates should be respected and protected in America.
  • 27 percent say religious exemptions should not be respected or protected.
  • 13 percent did not know or did not answer.

KEY INSIGHT: Majority of Republicans and Independents Support Protecting Religious Exemptions But Democrats are Divided

  • 75 percent of Republican voters say religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccine mandates should be respected and protected in America. 18 percent say exemptions should not be respected or protected.
  • 61 percent of Independent voters say religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccine mandates should be respected and protected in America. 25 percent say they should not be respected or protected.
  • 46 percent of Democrat voters say religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccine mandates should be respected and protected in America. 37 percent say they should not be respected or protected.

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About McLaughlin & Associates —  McLaughlin & Associates is a full-service, nationally recognized market research and strategic services firm that specializes in public opinion research, media planning and buying services, and strategic consulting services. McLaughlin has analyzed and interpreted thousands of public opinion and market research studies and used this information to create successful outcomes for clients. The principles of McLaughlin and Associates have 40-years of successful political and corporate experience. John McLaughlin is the CEO/Partner and Jim McLaughlin is the COO/Partner.