Are you masking up?
Here’s what Americans have to say

90%

of Americans believe wearing face mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19

80%

of Americans have continued to wear a mask regularly amid the pandemic

35%

of Americans say they have received a backlash for wearing a mask in public

The Biden government has been putting a massive emphasis on masks as an effective precaution against coronavirus and is even mulling a few initiatives and campaigns around it. This report delves into people’s opinions around the issue that has generated much debate and discussion over the past few months. Political campaigners can leverage this data in their decision making.

Unlike his predecessor, President Joe Biden is seen sporting a face cover at all times. In one of his first moves after taking the oath of office, the president signed an executive order making masks compulsory in all places overseen by the federal government. Going a step further, the administration is now even considering sending masks to every American household in a bid to get people to wear them. Safety guidelines related to COVID-19 have been a contentious issue in the country, with several lawmakers and individuals against the idea of masking up. With coronavirus cases continuing to rise even after a year, has strongly do Americans feel about this issue, especially with a new administration in place? Piplsay polled 30,550 Americans nationwide to get some insights. Here is a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • 52% of Gen Zers ‘always’ wear a mask in public even now as compared to 48% of Millennials
  • 66% of Blacks and 64% of Whites believe wearing masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • 63% of Gen Xers believe masks are effective against coronavirus as compared to 61% of Millennials and 59% of Gen Zers

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey was conducted nationwide in the US from February 12-14, 2021. We received 30,055 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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