Overall, 63% of respondents were willing to share their proof of vaccination, but when broken down by political affiliation, this percentage varied widely from 76% for Democrats to less than half for Republicans. This is not a new development, though, for nearly a year Americans have disagreed over the constitutionality of requiring proof of vaccination. Supporters say it reduces transmission of COVID and is necessary for ending the pandemic, opponents say it violates their right to privacy.
Even less popular than simply showing proof of vaccination was sharing personal health data with a third party for a vaccine passport. Some applications have been created so that users can present their vaccination status on their phone instead of carrying around their card. Overall, slightly over half of the respondents were willing to give their health data to a third party—although that figure was just 1 in 3 for Republicans. For those that are willing to show proof of vaccination, just not give their information to a third party, many places accepting a vaccine passport will also accept a vaccination card with a matching ID.
Additionally, we asked respondents how they felt about certain companies tracking their actions and behavior while using their services. For instance, Uber and Airbnb allow drivers and hosts to give their customers a rating. Customers with too many bad reviews may be prevented from using the service. Sixty-nine percent of respondents felt this was a fair practice.