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Covid-19: Majority of French approve health pass, according to survey

  • August 23, 2021
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Covid-19: Majority of French approve health pass, according to survey

More than half of the respondents also disapprove of the movement against the health pass, 6 points more than at the beginning of August, according to a Elabe poll for BFMTV.

A majority of French respondents approve the health pass, according to a Elabe opinion poll for BFMTV, published on Monday 23 August. Between 64% and 77% of the respondents agree, depending on the location, up from mid-July. According to this survey conducted on August 19 and 20 among a sample of 1,002 people, 77% (+1 point compared to mid-July) approve the pass for air, train or long-distance bus travel, 72% (+6) for leisure and cultural places and 64% (+6) for cafes, bars and restaurants. On the other hand, the use of the pass for access to hospitals is less well accepted, even if 65% (-5 points) still subscribe to it.

The mobilization against the health pass is met with increasing opposition: 54% of respondents disapprove of this movement, 6 points more than at the beginning of August, while 34% support it (-3).

Introduced in early June to address the Covid-19 outbreak, the Health Pass was expanded on August 9 to many places of life. It is at the origin of demonstrations: for the sixth day of anti-pass mobilization, 175,000 people demonstrated across France, Saturday, August 21, according to the Ministry of the Interior. The militant collective Le Nombre Jaune, which publishes a city-by-city count, counted 357,100 “minimum” demonstrators in France.

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