Most Americans favor requirements to wear face masks in public, a finds.
By 62% to 28%, Americans say they’d favor a government rule in the area where they live requiring people to wear a face mask when they are in public and around other people. By 69% to 24%, they say they’d favor local stores instituting policies that require people to wear a face mask while shopping.
The precise level of support varies along both partisan and demographic lines, with in denser areas most in favor of mask requirements and in less-dense areas the most resistant. Every group favors restrictions in stores by at least a small margin, with Republicans in towns and rural areas the only group to oppose