Results for - Individual Faith Vs. Public Health

3,013 voters participated in this survey

The Northern Kentucky Health Department announced in March that all students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/Assumption Academy in Walton, Kentucky needed to have proof they were vaccinated before they could attend school, after 32 people were affected during an outbreak of chickenpox. Jerome Kunkel ,a student, sued his local health department in March after he refused to get the vaccine citing his Christian faith. Boone County Circuit Judge James Schrand sided with the Northern Kentucky Health Department in April, rejecting Kunkel's request to prevent the health department from enforcing a policy that temporarily barred students at his school who weren't immune against chickenpox from attending classes and participating in extracurricular activities.

1. Have you heard about this story?

Yes
14%
413 votes
No
86%
2,587 votes

2. Do you think that other schools in North America should adopt a similar vaccine policy against contagious (infection by contact) diseases?

Yes
76%
2,265 votes
No
25%
735 votes

3. Do you think that Jerome Kunkel's fundamental rights as a "free" individual are being compromised by the implementation of this vaccine policy at his school?

Yes
22%
671 votes
No
78%
2,329 votes

4. If he had won the case against the vaccine policy, would it be ethical to infect other children under the disguise of "religious freedom"?

Yes
13%
403 votes
No
87%
2,597 votes

5. If you were in the place of Jerome Kunkel (the student) which of the following would you choose?

Accept the vaccine policy and get vaccinated
80%
2,392 votes
Stick to my religious faith
20%
608 votes
07/04/2019 Religion 3013 118 By: Tellwut

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