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

2884 unregistered responses


What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
Under 21 5.7% 164
22-35 39.6% 1,141
36-45 27.6% 797
46-55 14.5% 417
56-65 8.5% 244
66-75 3.3% 96
Over 75 0.9% 25

Which gender do you identify with?

Response Percent Response Count
Male 30.0% 865
Female 68.1% 1,964
Prefer not to answer 1.9% 55

How many people reside in your current household or apartment?

Response Percent Response Count
1-2 25.3% 730
3-4 35.7% 1,030
5-6 29.1% 840
7-8 7.9% 229
9-10 1.5% 43
More than 10 0.4% 12

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

Response Percent Response Count
Elementary school age 44.2% 1,275
Junior high school age 19.9% 575
High School age 24.0% 691
College age 18.8% 541
No children at home 36.4% 1,051

What best describes your living conditions?

Response Percent Response Count
Single family home 76.2% 2,199
Apartment 12.1% 350
Student Housing / single 6.9% 199
Student Housing/ married 3.2% 91
Other 1.6% 45

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

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 36.7% 1,057
No 56.3% 1,623
Not Sure 7.1% 204

What is your current employment/education status?

Response Percent Response Count
Work outside the home 52.2% 1,505
Work from home 37.6% 1,084
College student 17.0% 490
K-12 student 3.0% 86
None of the above 13.3% 385

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

Response Percent Response Count
Live in Provo 68.3% 1,969
Work in Provo 45.8% 1,322
Shop in Provo 70.0% 2,018

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 53.7% 850
Medical professional (work in a medical or hospital setting) 26.0% 412
First responder (police, fire, EMT) 4.4% 70
Other frontline worker (grocery, pharmacy, etc.) 31.0% 491

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 2884 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 56.6% 1,631
When I remember 2.9% 84
Only if it is required 26.4% 760
No 14.2% 409

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 51.6% 1,488
Wearing a mask protects others from some exposure to the virus 65.3% 1,882
Wearing a mask has no protection from exposure to the virus 23.6% 680
Wearing a mask is harmful to the wearer 25.8% 745

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 74.6% 2,151
Usually/when I remember 17.5% 504
Rarely 4.2% 122
Not following the guidelines 3.7% 107

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 46.0% 1,327
Less likely to patronize a business with a mask requirement 31.9% 919
No difference 22.1% 638

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

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 45.7% 1,317
Support 6.8% 196
Neutral 2.8% 82
Oppose 6.9% 199
Strongly oppose 37.8% 1,090

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

Answered
1,233
Skipped
1,651

If you support a mask mandate, please explain why.

Answered
1,263
Skipped
1,621

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 35.6% 1,028
2 5.1% 148
3 3.4% 99
4 1.8% 53
5 2.4% 70
6 1.8% 53
7 3.6% 103
8 8.4% 241
9 7.9% 229
10 29.8% 859

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 39.3% 1,134
Agree 9.4% 270
Not sure 5.0% 144
Disagree 22.8% 658
Strongly Disagree 23.5% 678

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

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly agree 47.7% 1,376
Agree 13.0% 376
Not sure 4.0% 116
Disagree 10.4% 300
Strongly disagree 24.8% 716

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

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

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

Outdoor areas 

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


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