In Morning Consult Poll, More Than 7 in 10 Adults of All Political Affiliations Want Companies Partnering with Government to Distribute Coronavirus Vaccines to Employees
Poll Shows More Than Four in Five Adults Believe Food Workers Should Be Among First to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine
The Morning Consult interviews were conducted online with a target sample of adults across age, race/ethnicity, gender, educational attainment, and region. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
The full survey findings and graphical presentations of data may be found at www.idfa.org/vaccinesurvey. Key findings from the survey include:
- Seven in ten adults (71%) support companies and employers partnering with public health agencies at local and state levels to aid in the distribution of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine to employees.
- A bipartisan majority of adults support private companies and employers partnering with public health agencies at local and state levels to aid in the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to employees.
- More than four in five adults believe grocery store workers (90%), agriculture and food production workers (85%), and farm workers (82%) should be made a priority when it comes to being among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine
- More than four in five Democrats, independents, and Republicans demographics believe food and agriculture production workers should be made a priority when it comes to being among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
- Two-thirds of adults (65%) report they are likely to get the coronavirus vaccine while a third (35%) report they are unlikely to.
- While a majority of adults report they are likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, Democrats and older adults are the most likely to report they are likely to get the vaccine.
Background from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industry, which supports more than 3 million jobs that generate $159 billion in wages and $620 billion in overall economic impact. IDFA’s diverse membership ranges from multinational organizations to single-plant companies, from dairy companies and cooperatives to food retailers and suppliers, all on the cutting edge of innovation and sustainable business practices. Together, they represent 90 percent of the milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and cultured products, and dairy ingredients produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world. Delicious, safe and nutritious, dairy foods offer unparalleled health and consumer benefits to people of all ages.