A brand new Public Faith Analysis Institute (PRRI) ballot discovered that virtually 60 % of People say too many individuals are utilizing non secular causes as a technique to keep away from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
The ballot discovered 59 % of People assume non secular causes are used too usually to keep away from getting the vaccine, whereas 60 % imagine there isn’t a legitimate non secular cause to not get it.
And whereas most coronavirus vaccine mandates within the U.S. include exemptions, 45 % of respondents mentioned they assume there needs to be no non secular exemptions for the vaccine.
The ballot discovered 52 % of those that refuse to get the vaccine cite private non secular causes, whereas 33 % say it goes in opposition to their non secular teachings.
It’s as much as particular person employers and officers who course of vaccine exemptions to determine if an individual who applies for one has a sound declare.
Republicans have been extra prone to rebuff vaccination in opposition to the coronavirus and oppose the mandates carried out by employers and the federal government.
The ballot discovered 20 % of Republicans say the vaccine goes in opposition to their private non secular beliefs whereas 11 % say it goes in opposition to their non secular teachings.
Republicans are most definitely to be in favor of spiritual exemptions, at 73 %, whereas solely 33 % of Democrats really feel the identical. Fifty-three % of independents are in favor of spiritual exemptions.
The survey was carried out from Oct. 18 to Nov. 9 with 5,336 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 1.7 share factors.