IDFA Poll Shows Support for Food Workers Being Among First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
International Dairy Foods Association Logo
International Dairy Foods Association

IDFA Poll Shows Support for Food Workers Being Among First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

The International Dairy Food Association’s poll shows that more than seven in 10 adults want companies partnering with government to distribute vaccine to employees.

Subscribe
December 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an International Dairy Food Association (IDFA) poll conducted by Morning Consult from Dec. 4-7 among a national sample of 2,200 adults, 71% support companies and employers partnering with public health agencies at local and state levels to aid in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to employees. The same poll found more than four in five adults believe food workers — manufacturing, retail and farm workers, among others — should be made a priority when it comes to being among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
 
The full survey findings and graphical presentations of data may be found at www.idfa.org/vaccinesurvey. Key findings from the survey include: 
 
• More than four in five adults agree that grocery store workers (89%), farm workers (85%) and agricultural and food production (86%) workers are essential workers. 
 
• Seven in 10 adults (71%) support companies and employers partnering with public health agencies at local and state levels to aid in the distribution of the 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 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 vaccine.
 
• More than four in five Democrats, independents and Republicans believe food and agriculture production workers should be made a priority when it comes to being among the first to receive the vaccine.
 
• Two-thirds of adults (65%) report they are likely to get the 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