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VPR – Vermont PBS 2022 Polls: January, Part 1

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Do you approve of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president? How about Phil Scott as Vermont's governor? Would you support or oppose a statewide mandate to wear face masks in public? Should health care workers prioritize vaccinated people over unvaccinated people if resources become scarce?

The VPRVermont PBS 2022 Poll asked hundreds of Vermonters these questions and more. Find out where your neighbors stand on the issues.

Note: This is the first half of a poll conducted in January 2022 by VPR and Vermont PBS. The second half is forthcoming in early February.

Coverage and analysis

Tune in to VPR and Vermont PBS for coverage of the poll and the related issues:

The poll results: At-a-glance

The full survey has a sampling error of 4%; this varies with the total respondents. See the appendix below for the details on the sample and methods.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?

45% Approve
43% Disapprove
11% Not sure/no opinion
1% Refused

600 Total respondents

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Phil Scott is handling his job as governor of Vermont?

60% Approve
25% Disapprove
14% Not sure/no opinion
1% Refused

600 Total respondents

If the 2022 Democratic primary for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives were held today, would you favor?

7% Becca Balint
21% Molly Gray
8% Someone else
30% Unlikely to vote in the Democratic Primary
32% Not sure

600 Total respondents

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Phil Scott has handled the COVID-19 pandemic?

68% Approve
22% Disapprove
10% Not sure/no opinion

600 Total respondents

Would you support or oppose a statewide mandate to require wearing face masks in public?

58% Approve
36% Disapprove
5% Not sure/no opinion
1% Refused

600 Total respondents

Would you consider reinstating emergency powers to address the current pandemic situation an abuse of power or a reasonable response to the situation?

26% Abuse of power
56% Reasonable response
15% Not sure / No opinion
3% Refuse

600 Total respondents

In your opinion, should health care providers prioritize vaccinated people over unvaccinated people if resources become scarce?

31% Yes
58% No
10% Not sure / No opinion
1% Refuse

600 Total respondents

Should public schools require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 once the vaccine is available to all ages?

60% Yes
35% No
5% Not sure / No opinion
1% Refuse

600 Total respondents

Should proof of vaccination be required for admission to public places, such as restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues?

47% Yes
47% No
6% Not sure / No opinion

600 Total respondents

How frequently do you wear a mask when indoors at places other than your home?

51% Always
21% Usually
11% Sometimes
7% Rarely
9% Never
1% Never go indoors other than home

600 Total respondents

Full results, method, sampling error & survey

Download the poll data, methodology, sampling error, weighted data & survey instrument.

Attribution & credit

Attribution

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  • Maintain the integrity of the data and results
  • Provide credit/attribution to the “VPR – Vermont PBS 2022 Poll” everywhere the data is used, e.g. broadcast, web, social media
  • Link directly to this page, when possible, e.g. on web and social media

Credit

The VPR – Vermont PBS 2022 Poll is a collaboration between Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS and was made possible by our supporters. Braun Research conducted the poll under the direction of Dr. Richard Clark.

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