A new survey reveals the shockingly harsh punishments — including fines, jail time, and detention — likely Democratic voters purportedly support for Americans who refuse COVID-19 vaccination.
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A telephone and online hybrid survey from The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports yielded some truly stunning findings. To begin, 55% of Democratic voters would support a “proposal for federal or state governments to fine Americans who choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccine.”
That same idea is backed by just 19% of Republicans and 25% of individuals unaffiliated with a party.
If you are unvaccinated, 55% of Democrats want to fine you, 59% want you confined to your home, 48% want you fined or imprisoned for questioning vaccine efficacy, 45% want you forced into “designated facilities,” 46% want you digitally tracked, and 29% want to take your children.— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) January 15, 2022
But it seems fines are just the beginning, as nearly six-in-10 Democratic voters (59%) would support the government “requiring that citizens remain confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies,” if they declined the vaccine.
Vast majorities of Republicans (79%) and unaffiliated voters (71%) disagree with such a measure.
Respondents were also asked how much they would favor or oppose government fines or even imprisonment for people who publicly question the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in media and on social media.
The results for this question are sure to trouble many free speech advocates, as 48% of Democratic voters are open to the federal or state governments levying fines or jail for those speaking out in this way. Less than 20% of all others — including Republicans (14%) and unaffiliated voters (18%) — agree.
Democrats favoring COVID CAMPS – 45%— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) January 13, 2022
Republicans opposing – 84%
Independents opposing – 76%
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The idea of confinement, though, extends beyond jail cells, as 45% of likely Democratic voters said they favored the government forcing the unvaccinated to “temporarily live in designated facilities or locations.”
You can read the rest of the shocking findings here.
This data emerges as questions persist about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with critics continuing to debate over the U.S. government’s handling of the crisis — and with ongoing rhetoric and policymaking in some arenas aiming at those who have declined the vaccine.
Favorability for FINES for vaccine non-compliance: 38%— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) January 13, 2022
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The survey, which has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence, was conducted Jan. 5 among 1,016 likely U.S. voters.
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