Where Have Love and Kindness Gone?

November 18, 2021

According to a brand new online study, nearly two-thirds of vaccinated Americans have banned unvaccinated family members from their holiday gatherings this year, and have called it quits with friends who refused to get the jab.

According to a brand new online study, nearly two-thirds of vaccinated Americans have banned unvaccinated family members from their holiday gatherings this year. New online study was conducted by OnePoll – a survey-led marketing research company specialising in online and mobile surveys – on November 2nd 2021 with a sample of 2,000 U.S. residents.

One Poll writes: “Our survey of 2,000 U.S. residents – conducted on Nov. 2 – examined how the covid-19 vaccine has impacted people’s relationships with their loved ones ahead of the holidays this year. Nearly seven in 10 respondents (67%) said they feel they cannot go home for the holidays without getting vaccinated first. Of the 65% who are fully vaccinated, six in 10 (58%) have reportedly cut off family members who refuse to get vaccinated, while 63% don’t feel comfortable inviting unvaccinated relatives to their parties.”

“Half of unvaccinated respondents (49%) have stopped communicating with family members who don’t understand why they refuse the shot. These strained family dynamics may explain why 22% of unvaccinated respondents have so far been excluded from all family gatherings, including the holidays. However, 38% of unvaccinated people said they remain in contact with their vaccinated loved ones, and 58% of the same group added that they’re still welcome at family get-togethers.”

“Regardless of their vaccination status, half (53%) of those polled agree that the politicization of the vaccine has completely divided their families, and four in five (79%) believe politics should not play a role in science or medicine. That topic may be up for discussion at the dinner table this holiday season, since over half (56%) anticipate having arguments with their families about the vaccine.”

Even the best of friends break up over it. Vaccinated Americans have called it quits with friends who refused to get the covid-19 shot”, OnePoll explained. “Our survey of 1,000 Americans – conducted on Sept. 2 – examined why people have ended friendships in the last year and a half and found 16% of respondents have axed three pals from their lives since the pandemic began in March 2020.”

“Of those who ended a friendship, 66% are vaccinated and 17% don’t ever plan to receive the shot. Fourteen percent of vaccinated respondents said they parted ways with friends who didn’t want to get inoculated.”

OnePoll Survey – November 2, 2021
OnePoll Survey – September 2, 2021