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

1483 registered responses


What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
Under 21 5.1% 76
22-35 38.0% 564
36-45 24.1% 357
46-55 15.1% 224
56-65 10.2% 151
66-75 5.9% 88
Over 75 1.6% 23

Which gender do you identify with?

Response Percent Response Count
Male 38.8% 575
Female 60.4% 896
Prefer not to answer 0.8% 12

How many people reside in your current household or apartment?

Response Percent Response Count
1-2 28.2% 418
3-4 34.8% 516
5-6 26.4% 391
7-8 8.6% 127
9-10 1.6% 24
More than 10 0.5% 7

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

Response Percent Response Count
Elementary school age 40.5% 600
Junior high school age 17.7% 262
High School age 21.8% 323
College age 19.8% 293
No children at home 39.6% 587

What best describes your living conditions?

Response Percent Response Count
Single family home 75.1% 1,113
Apartment 11.7% 174
Student Housing / single 6.1% 91
Student Housing/ married 3.8% 56
Other 3.3% 49

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

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 40.1% 594
No 51.9% 769
Not Sure 8.1% 120

What is your current employment/education status?

Response Percent Response Count
Work outside the home 49.0% 727
Work from home 41.5% 616
College student 16.5% 244
K-12 student 2.4% 36
None of the above 15.0% 223

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

Response Percent Response Count
Live in Provo 78.0% 1,157
Work in Provo 49.6% 736
Shop in Provo 72.0% 1,068

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 62.6% 513
Medical professional (work in a medical or hospital setting) 22.0% 180
First responder (police, fire, EMT) 4.2% 34
Other frontline worker (grocery, pharmacy, etc.) 27.0% 221

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 1483 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 68.3% 1,013
When I remember 2.6% 38
Only if it is required 18.1% 269
No 11.0% 163

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 62.2% 922
Wearing a mask protects others from some exposure to the virus 75.3% 1,117
Wearing a mask has no protection from exposure to the virus 18.4% 273
Wearing a mask is harmful to the wearer 19.9% 295

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 80.3% 1,191
Usually/when I remember 13.7% 203
Rarely 3.4% 50
Not following the guidelines 2.6% 39

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 59.9% 888
Less likely to patronize a business with a mask requirement 23.5% 348
No difference 16.7% 247

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

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 60.4% 895
Support 5.7% 84
Neutral 2.1% 31
Oppose 3.4% 51
Strongly oppose 28.5% 422

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

Answered
491
Skipped
992

If you support a mask mandate, please explain why.

Answered
936
Skipped
547

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 26.2% 389
2 3.9% 58
3 2.3% 34
4 1.2% 18
5 1.6% 24
6 1.5% 22
7 2.6% 38
8 7.3% 108
9 10.6% 157
10 42.8% 635

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 29.7% 440
Agree 6.5% 96
Not sure 4.1% 61
Disagree 24.4% 362
Strongly Disagree 35.3% 524

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

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly agree 63.9% 948
Agree 8.2% 121
Not sure 2.2% 32
Disagree 7.6% 112
Strongly disagree 18.2% 270

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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

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

Outdoor areas 

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


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