Newswise: Majority of older adults say health care workers should have to get COVID-19 vaccine

Newswise: Majority of older adults say health care workers should have to get COVID-19 vaccine. ” A new poll finds strong support among older Americans for requiring health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In all, 61% of people aged 50 to 80 say the vaccine should definitely be required for all health care workers. An additional 19% say it should probably be required. The remaining 20% said no to such a requirement.”

Axios-Ipsos poll: 60% of voters back Biden vaccine mandates (Axios)

Axios: Axios-Ipsos poll: 60% of voters back Biden vaccine mandates. “A majority of Americans — including suburban voters — support vaccine mandates for federal workers as well as private companies, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index. Why it matters: The findings, on the heels of President Biden’s mandates announcement last week, suggest that while his move was divisive, it may be politically safer than his opponents hope.”

Monmouth University: Most Parents Support School Mask Mandate

Monmouth University: Most Parents Support School Mask Mandate. “Two-thirds of Virginia voters, including parents of school-age children, support the state’s school mask mandate and many support Covid vaccinations for age-eligible children. The Monmouth (‘Mon-muth’) University Poll also finds that a majority of voters back the University of Virginia’s decision to disenroll students who did not report their vaccination status. Gov. Ralph Northam gets solid marks for his handling of the pandemic, but his overall job rating is somewhat lower.”

Poll: Ron DeSantis net approval falls 14 points among Florida voters as COVID-19 cases soar (Florida Politics)

Florida Politics: Poll: Ron DeSantis net approval falls 14 points among Florida voters as COVID-19 cases soar. “A Morning Consult survey of nearly 4,200 voters in the Sunshine State revealed the pronounced negative shift in public perception of the first-term Florida Governor, who over the last two months has overseen an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases. During that time, his net approval rating — the share of voters who approve of his job performance minus the share who disapprove — fell 14 percentage points.”

Route Fifty: Business Travel Isn’t Bouncing Back

Route Fifty: Business Travel Isn’t Bouncing Back. “U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising Covid-19 cases, according to a national survey conducted for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The survey found that 67% of business travelers surveyed are planning to take fewer trips, 52% are likely to cancel existing travel plans without rescheduling, and 60% are planning to postpone travel plans.”

NPR: The Share Of U.S. Adults Willing To Get Vaccinated Ticks Up, A New Poll Finds

NPR: The Share Of U.S. Adults Willing To Get Vaccinated Ticks Up, A New Poll Finds. “The share of adults saying ‘no’ to getting the COVID-19 vaccine dropped 5 percentage points in a month, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted after the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer’s vaccine. The survey, which was in the field from Aug. 26 through Tuesday, found 19% of U.S. adults now say they do not intend to be vaccinated. That’s down from 24% in a Marist poll from the end of July.”

TechCrunch: A majority of tech workers support antitrust legislation enforcement

TechCrunch: A majority of tech workers support antitrust legislation enforcement. “The survey ran from July 26-30, 2021, to determine how employees in the field feel about antitrust laws. The survey asked professionals: Do you believe antitrust legislation should be used to break up Big Tech companies like Amazon and Google? There were 11,579 verified professionals on the Fishbowl app who participated in the survey, and they were given the option to answer either yes or no. The survey was broken down into state and professional industries such as law, consulting, finance, tech, marketing, accounting, human resources, teachers and others.”

The Conversation: Data privacy laws in the US protect profit but prevent sharing data for public good – people want the opposite

The Conversation: Data privacy laws in the US protect profit but prevent sharing data for public good – people want the opposite. “U.S. data protection laws often widely permit using data for profit but are more restrictive of socially beneficial uses. We wanted to ask a simple question: Do U.S. privacy laws actually protect data in the ways that Americans want? Using a national survey, we found that the public’s preferences are inconsistent with the restrictions imposed by U.S. privacy laws.”

National Poll: COVID influences families’ back-to-school worries (Newswise)

Newswise: National Poll: COVID influences families’ back-to-school worries. “After more than a year of pandemic disruptions, families are heading into the next school year worried about COVID’s looming impact on students, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Top of mind for many: a possible repeat of virtual school, falling behind academically and problems connecting with friends as well as wanting to know vaccination rates among teachers and students to feel safer.”

Florida Politics: Another poll shows Ron DeSantis’s favorability rating underwater

Florida Politics: Another poll shows Ron DeSantis’s favorability rating underwater. “Another polling outfit is show Gov. Ron DeSantis’ favorability ratings underwater as Florida endures another surge in Covid-19 infections. The Political Matrix/The Listener Group survey results also show DeSantis trailing either Democrat Charlie Crist or Nikki Fried in a potential matchup for Governor. But the Pensacola-based pollster delivered better news for Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in his own reelection bid.”