A new survey reveals how Americans really feel about wearing them, and the revelations are startling.
The poll finds:
- 40% of Americans believe wearing a facemask to protect against the coronavirus is unnecessary and over the top.
- 12% actually think facemasks are pointless.
- 10% of Americans haven’t even tried wearing a facemask at all yet.
- 10% say they’ll refuse to wear a mask anywhere in public, even if it becomes a law.
- Shockingly, 62% of Americans say they won’t wear a facemask to visit family, while 60% won’t wear one to visit friends.
- 42% won’t wear one when visiting a doctor or a hospital, even though there’s an increased chance of infection.
Other places folks won’t wear masks include:
- While exercising (71%)
- A walk (69%)
- On a date (66%)
- A pub/bar (55%)
- To work (53%)
- In an Uber/taxi (52%)
- The cinema (50%)
- A restaurant (49%)
- The hairdressers/barbers (48%)
- On public transport (44%)
- Shopping in general (41%)
- At the supermarket (31%)
As for the top reasons folks don’t want to wear masks, they include:
- They make it hard to breathe (38%)
- They fog up their glasses (30%)
- It will be hard to eat and drink (28%)
- They’re too hot (28%)
- They’re uncomfortable (27%)
- May make them feel anxious (17%)
- Worried about others understanding them (18%)
- Too hard for people to read their facial expressions (18%)
- They look silly (12%)