According to a recent survey by the Harris Poll and Fortune, about 72% of Americans say they are very or somewhat comfortable returning to work given the current state of the pandemic. About 42% said they don't mind if some coworkers remain unvaccinated, while 33% of workers polled said they would return to the office with unvaccinated coworkers only if their employer required them to and the remaining 25% said they would not return under such circumstances.
Within the group of workers who said they’re uncomfortable heading back into the office, Gen Z employees, those age 18 to 24, were most likely to say they’re uncomfortable returning to work fully in person. About a third of those workers said they were uncomfortable returning, compared to roughly 1 in 4 millennials and Gen X employees and 31% of baby boomers. Also, about a third of the women surveyed expressed discomfort, compared to about a quarter of men.
The poll included responses from 1,124 U.S. workers weighted to represent the U.S. adult population who were interviewed in August. It carries a 95% confidence level that the margin of error is no more than plus or minus 3 percentage points.