Americans Break Silence On Mask Mandate

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What do Americans really want.

According to a new poll fifty-six percent of Americans continue to support mask wearing and face covering on “planes, trains, buses, and other means of public transportation.” These findings were published in the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research report.

Of those surveyed, only 24% directly opposed the travel mask mandate, while 20% remained undecided on the topic.

Close to half of those responding spoke positively about mask mandates during crowded events as well as for workers that come in contact with large numbers of people. According to the poll, while 80% of Democrats supported the travel mask mandate, only 33% of Republicans and 45% of independents also supported the mandate.

More than half of Democrats were also shown to be in support of masks being used during large and crowded events and for workers interacting with large numbers of people.
People over the age of 60 were also more likely to be in support of a mask mandate, than those younger.

The total number of participants in the survey was 1,085.

On Monday after the ruling by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Florida the federal mask mandate was lifted even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had recently extended that same measure into May.