Guardian Essential poll: majority of Australians support vaccine mandates

Poll finds 45% think enforcement should be by federal government, 25% think states, and 31% think employers should use own judgment

A majority of Australians would be comfortable with venues requiring patrons to be vaccinated as a condition of entry, and for jabs to be mandatory in a range of employment and leisure settings, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll.

, Guardian Essential poll: majority of Australians support vaccine mandates, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The latest survey of 1,100 respondents also indicates that only 26% understand and approve of the four-phase plan to reopen Australia once vaccination rates rise to 70 and 80% of adults – with 54% either saying they don’t understand the plan to wind back restrictions, or they do understand it but lack confidence in it.

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