Even though the pace of America's vaccination campaign has picked up dramatically in recent weeks, question remarks remain about public participation in a host of various activities, particularly events with large crowds. Some countries, such as Israel, have introduced an app-based proof of vaccination. Such measures have proven controversial, however, amid fears of inequality with certain age groups being excluded from activities.
So how do Americans feel about businesses requiring proof of vaccination? A recently published Gallup poll found that the U.S. public remains divided about such measures with strong majorities opposing businesses requiring proof of vaccination to dine in at restaurants or stay in hotels. When it comes to activities where people are forced to be in close proximity to each other, however, the response was different.
In the case of air travel, 57 percent of U.S. adults polled by Gallup say they favor a requirement for proof of vaccination while 55 percent also say this should be the case for large events such as sports events or concerts.