Survey | Germany

Majority in favor of stricter Corona rules for the unvaccinated

With fall and winter in mind, the so-called 3G rule is in effect nationwide for certain indoor spaces, such as events and restaurants.
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With fall and winter in mind, the so-called 3G rule is in effect nationwide for certain indoor spaces, such as events and restaurants.

Possible stricter Corona restrictions for the unvaccinated than for the vaccinated, for example on access to indoor events, meet with majority approval in Germany, according to survey.

In the survey conducted by the opinion research institute YouGov, 58 percent of the participants in Germany were in favor of stricter rules for the unvaccinated - 28 percent, on the other hand, consider the same rules as for the vaccinated and recovered to be correct. Another 9 percent of respondents said they oppose all Corona pandemic measures.

With a view to autumn and winter, the so-called 3G rule applies nationwide to certain indoor areas such as events and restaurants: access only with proof of being vaccinated, recovered or tested negative. However, the 2G rule is also being discussed, i.e. access only for vaccinated or recovered persons.

According to the survey, approval of this increases with age. According to the survey, 71 percent of respondents aged 60 and over are in favour of stricter rules for the unvaccinated, compared with 36 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds. Among the elderly, more people are already vaccinated. Equal rules for the vaccinated, the recovered and the unvaccinated meet with the highest approval (49 percent) among younger people up to 29 years of age. Among older people aged 60 and over, less than 20 percent are in favour of this.

Regional differences

According to the survey, there are also regional differences: Stricter rules for the unvaccinated are supported by 60 percent of respondents in Western Germany and 49 percent in the East. In terms of vaccination rates, most of the Eastern German states lag behind in a national comparison. The poll reportedly surveyed 2,022 people aged 18 and older between Aug. 27 and Aug. 31.
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