According to the poll, 65 percent of respondents said they were requiring neither masks nor vaccinations from their guests.
Still, 11% insisted they were requiring both, with 21% demanding only vaccinations and 4% requiring masks.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, has urged Americans, especially adults, to be vaccinated in order to have "safe" Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings.
Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told Newsmax that he agreed.
"The question is, what do you do with unvaccinated relatives?" Jha said on Newsmax's "Wake Up America." "A lot of people have them. I have some, there are ways of still getting together with unvaccinated relatives and doing it safely, but you do have to add a little protection like testing."
Disagreements about mandates and the safety or efficacy of vaccines have family and friends at odds on the subject, making for possible unpleasant conversations at holiday tables that already are often stressed by political or other matters that can induce tension.
The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted Nov. 18 and 19. Pollsters talked to 939 registered voters. The margin or error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.
President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions in many homes.
“As we give thanks for what we have, we also keep in our hearts those who we lost and those who have lost so much. And those who have an empty seat at their kitchen table or their dining room table this year because of this virus or another cruel twist of fate or accident. We pray for them,” the president expressed.