A majority of people in the United States support requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to board planes or enter indoor arenas, according to a new survey from Monmouth University.
The poll found that 59% of Americans said people would need to have proof of vaccination to be able to board a plane, while 55% say they support the measure for indoor arenas. Forty-six percent of people support requiring proof of vaccination to attend events in outdoor arenas.
Workplaces requiring proof of vaccination received 53 percent support, while 50 percent support gyms that do.
The poll comes as more sites begin to require proof of coronavirus vaccination in order to enter.
Two NFL teams have said fans must be vaccinated to attend games.
Some areas of the country also require restaurants to require proof of vaccination from customers. Forty-six percent of Americans think people should have proof of vaccination to dine at a restaurant.
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The World Health Organization has already noted it does not support immunization mandates due to unequal access to vaccines around the world.
There was majority support for immunization mandates for healthcare workers, teachers, federal employees, federal contractors, and those in school over 12 years of age.
Support for vaccination mandates among individuals and in some regions comes amid a spike in cases of delta variants that have led some states to reimplement certain COVID-19 restrictions.
The survey was conducted between September 9 and 13 among 802 American adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.