Poll results indicate support for masks in schools

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Polco users and readers visiting WNA member websites from Aug. 19 to 31 were asked whether they supported mask requirements in schools. We asked this question in light of recent recommendations that masks be required in schools this fall.

Out of 715 verified respondents**, 61% said they believe masks should be required for all students, teachers and staff in schools this fall, while 27% said masks should be optional for all. Forty-four respondents (6%) said mask requirements should vary by age and/or vaccination status and 41 respondents (6%) said masks should be recommended but not required.

The full question and results can be found below:

Do you support mask requirements in schools?

  • Yes, they should be required for all students, teachers and staff: 61% (438)
  • No, masks should be optional for all students, teachers and staff: 27% (192)
  • Mask requirements should vary by age and/or vaccination status: 6% (44)
  • Masks in schools should be recommended but not required: 6% (41)

A breakdown of the data can be downloaded here.

**The poll also received an additional 284 unverified responses that were not included in the final results. These respondents could not be verified by Polco using local voter files and other public data.

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