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28% of unvaccinated Americans would consider lying about their status to keep a job, survey finds

The survey, conducted by Qualtrics, also found that 32% of those polled had ignored signs that specifically required unvaccinated people to wear a mask when visiting a store or business. (Getty Images)

(NEXSTAR) – Is there any chance they’ll be willing to take a dose of Truth Serum instead?

More than a quarter of unvaccinated workers in the United States (28%) said they would consider lying about their immunization status – and perhaps falsifying a document or two – in order to keep jobs, survey finds conducted among more than 1,300 vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans. .

The survey, conducted by Qualtrics, an experience management software company, also found that about the same percentage (25%) of adults – vaccinated or unvaccinated – know someone who “lied or would lie ”about being vaccinated for travel. , eat out or attend other types of activities or events in person.

The results come amid pressure from the Biden administration to require companies with 100 or more employees to comply with OSHA emergency standards and ensure their workers are either vaccinated against COVID-19 , or comply with the weekly test mandates. The warrant was temporarily blocked days after its announcement, although the Biden administration asked a court to restore the rule.

Meanwhile, only 23% of unvaccinated respondents to Qualtrics’ survey said they would be more willing to get vaccinated because of federal warrants, while 52% said they would be less willing if they were mandated to do so. (It should be noted that the Qualtrics investigation was conducted in mid-October – after President Biden introduced the new requirements, but before they were officially announced by the White House.)

Among other survey results, Qualtrics found that 39% of the unvaccinated cited distrust of the government for not getting the jab. Others said they worried about possible side effects (38%), wanted more information (20%), already had COVID (16%), or said they knew someone who had an adverse reaction (15%).

According to the survey, nearly a third of unvaccinated participants (32%) also revealed that they had ignored signs that specifically required unvaccinated people to wear a mask when going to a hospital. store or business.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly touted the safety and effectiveness of approved COVID-19 vaccines and has determined that serious health problems resulting from vaccination are rare.

“These vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety surveillance in US history,” the CDC said on its website.

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