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What are your thoughts on wearing face coverings (masks) in Provo to fight the spread of COVID-19?

4367 responses


What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
Under 21 5.5% 240
22-35 39.0% 1,705
36-45 26.4% 1,154
46-55 14.7% 641
56-65 9.0% 395
66-75 4.2% 184
Over 75 1.1% 48

Which gender do you identify with?

Response Percent Response Count
Male 33.0% 1,440
Female 65.5% 2,860
Prefer not to answer 1.5% 67

How many people reside in your current household or apartment?

Response Percent Response Count
1-2 26.3% 1,148
3-4 35.4% 1,546
5-6 28.2% 1,231
7-8 8.2% 356
9-10 1.5% 67
More than 10 0.4% 19

Do you have children living at home with you? If so, select the age groups that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Elementary school age 42.9% 1,875
Junior high school age 19.2% 837
High School age 23.2% 1,014
College age 19.1% 834
No children at home 37.5% 1,638

What best describes your living conditions?

Response Percent Response Count
Single family home 75.8% 3,312
Apartment 12.0% 524
Student Housing / single 6.6% 290
Student Housing/ married 3.4% 147
Other 2.2% 94

Are you or others in your household considered “high risk" for catching COVID-19?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 37.8% 1,651
No 54.8% 2,392
Not Sure 7.4% 324

What is your current employment/education status?

Response Percent Response Count
Work outside the home 51.1% 2,232
Work from home 38.9% 1,700
College student 16.8% 734
K-12 student 2.8% 122
None of the above 13.9% 608

What best describes your interaction with Provo City? (Select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Live in Provo 71.6% 3,126
Work in Provo 47.1% 2,058
Shop in Provo 70.7% 3,086

Do you or anyone in your household work in these high risk exposure jobs? (Select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Public or private school or university teacher or employee 56.8% 1,363
Medical professional (work in a medical or hospital setting) 24.7% 592
First responder (police, fire, EMT) 4.3% 104
Other frontline worker (grocery, pharmacy, etc.) 29.7% 712

Please rank these areas on the risk level for being exposed to COVID, starting with the highest risk and working down to the area you think has the lowest risk.

Average priorities over 4367 responses
  1. School/educational environment - attending classes, interacting with teachers and students

    School/educational environment
  2. Shopping/retail stores - being inside stores and shopping centers, interacting with store employees and other customers

    Shopping/retail stores
  3. Work environment - interactions with coworkers, customers/clients, the public

    Work environment
  4. Home/living environment - interactions with roommates or family members living in the same home/apartment

    Home/living environment
  5. Outdoor areas 

    Outdoor areas

Do you currently wear a mask or face covering when outside of your home?

Response Percent Response Count
Always/almost always 60.5% 2,644
When I remember 2.8% 122
Only if it is required 23.6% 1,029
No 13.1% 572

Which of these statements reflect how you feel about the wearing of masks to slow the spread of COVID-19? (Select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Wearing a mask protects the wearer from some exposure to the virus 55.2% 2,410
Wearing a mask protects others from some exposure to the virus 68.7% 2,999
Wearing a mask has no protection from exposure to the virus 21.8% 953
Wearing a mask is harmful to the wearer 23.8% 1,040

Other than wearing a mask, do you follow the other recommended health guidelines for the pandemic (washing hands, physical distance, etc.)?

Response Percent Response Count
Always/almost always 76.5% 3,342
Usually/when I remember 16.2% 707
Rarely 3.9% 172
Not following the guidelines 3.3% 146

Where businesses require a mask, how does this requirement influence you?

Response Percent Response Count
More likely to patronize a business with a mask requirement 50.7% 2,215
Less likely to patronize a business with a mask requirement 29.0% 1,267
No difference 20.3% 885

What is your support for a mask mandate (masks being required in all public places) in Provo?

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 50.7% 2,212
Support 6.4% 280
Neutral 2.6% 113
Oppose 5.7% 250
Strongly oppose 34.6% 1,512

If you are opposed to a mask mandate, please explain why.

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Skipped
2,643

If you support a mask mandate, please explain why.

Answered
2,199
Skipped
2,168

Thinking of the appropriateness of a use of governmental power, rate the appropriateness of a Provo City mandate to wear masks in Provo on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 being an extreme overreach of governmental power and 10 being the most appropriate use of governmental power

Appropriateness
Response Percent Response Count
1 32.4% 1,417
2 4.7% 206
3 3.0% 133
4 1.6% 71
5 2.2% 94
6 1.7% 75
7 3.2% 141
8 8.0% 349
9 8.8% 386
10 34.2% 1,494

Do you agree with the statement that each person should be able to choose whether or not to wear a mask in public?

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly agree 36.0% 1,574
Agree 8.4% 366
Not sure 4.7% 205
Disagree 23.4% 1,020
Strongly Disagree 27.5% 1,202

Do you agree with the statement that you have a responsibility to wear a mask in public?

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly agree 53.2% 2,324
Agree 11.4% 497
Not sure 3.4% 148
Disagree 9.4% 412
Strongly disagree 22.6% 986

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Work environment - interactions with coworkers, customers/clients, the public

Outdoor areas 

School/educational environment - attending classes, interacting with teachers and students

Home/living environment - interactions with roommates or family members living in the same home/apartment

Shopping/retail stores - being inside stores and shopping centers, interacting with store employees and other customers


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