While you may see wild and wooly protests against mandating face masks in schools on local and national news, a new USA Today/Ipsos poll shows 65% of Americans support mandates for teachers and students.
Among parents whose children are school age, the numbers drop slightly with 64% supporting face masks for teachers, and 62% for students.
A strong majority of parents support requiring universal mask-wearing and teacher vaccinations amid the surge in pediatric COVID cases. via @aliaemily https://t.co/j1MUfdTNAM via @usatoday
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) September 7, 2021
In regard to mandating vaccinations, 59% of Americans overall feel eligible students should be required to get their shot, but just 50% of parents agreed.
When it comes to teachers getting their jab in order to return to schools, 65% of Americans supported the idea, while 56% of parents said the same.
Read more of the results here.
In an Axios/Momentive poll, “A majority of parents with school-age children (59%) say they support mask mandates for all students and staff, twice as many (30%) as the number who say they oppose all mask mandates.”
Also, more mothers (66%) than fathers (50%) expressed support for mask mandates for all students and staff; more fathers (36%) than mothers (24%) oppose all mask mandates.
85% of Democrats, 66% of independents, and 32% of Republicans support mask mandates for all students and staff at their child’s school, according to a new Axios/Momentive poll. https://t.co/Uy4BkySNM1
— Axios (@axios) September 7, 2021