SYKES survey reveals Americans’ perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines and Americans’ expectations for how U.S. officials, schools, and employers handle vaccine mandates.
A new SYKES survey finds more than half of Americans plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine and more than one in four expect most of the U.S. to have been vaccinated by summer 2021.
SYKES’ new report, American Perceptions of COVID-19 Vaccines shares insights from a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults. The report reveals adult Americans’ interest – or not – in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine as well as their views on how K-12 schools and universities, employers, and the U.S. government should approach requiring the vaccination of students, U.S. workers, and international travelers. Respondents who are hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines also share which factors may persuade them to receive a vaccine.
Many Americans are certainly in a ‘wait and see’ mindset – however, hesitant Americans told us they can be convinced to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Of those respondents who told us they don’t plan to receive a vaccine, a significant number of them say they may choose to do so if people they know receive it without issue or if their employer required it,said A.J. Hanna, Vice President of Client Advocacy at SYKES. Hanna added.Furthermore, even those who are nervous about receiving a vaccine believe the United States should require foreign travelers to prove they’ve been vaccinated. This shows hesitant Americans can be persuaded regarding the protection that will come from these vaccinations.