Over half of Americans would prefer a Mask Mandate for Public Transport
A new PEW research study finds 57% of Americans prefer mask mandates on planes, trains, and other public transportation...
In April, a federal judge in Flordia ruled that the United States mask mandate will no longer be enacted on public transportation. Currently, the DOJ is appealing the verdict and the CDC is constantly recommending people wear masks. However, the airlines and businesses have left masks optional for now.
Will this all change as a new study by pew finds that 57% of U.S. adults say travelers on flights and public transportation should wear masks?
8% of the Democrats and independents leaning left agreed that tourists should be wearing masks and those on the flip side, 71% of Republicans and independents leaning right claim travelers shouldn’t be wearing masks.
Those who have gotten the Covid vaccine claim that mask mandates should be a law on public transportation (66%). Those who have not gotten the Covid vaccine say masks should also be the law (25%).
30% of individuals said they’ve worn a mask at stores and companies all or most of the past month, 23% have claimed they do sometimes, and 44% claim they never do or they rarely do. 61% of those in the study claim they’ve worn a mask inside stores and workplaces all of the time in January.
In recent months, mask-wearing has been phased out as a sort of taboo. 32% of Americans claim it annoys them a lot or some when they see companies enforcing mask requirements. 37% of the respondents claim it bothers them when strangers don’t wear masks and 63% claim it doesn’t affect them. Before vaccination, 72% of respondents claim it upset them when individuals didn’t wear a mask.
71% of Americans claim they will use a mask if they even had a cold or the flu.
Read the full study HERE