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Results: Masks, did we get it right?

October 06, 2020

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Results 35 : Masks - Did we get it right?

 

Please note this was a Your Say poll for The Chronicle and so the analysis of the following results was discussed in the 15th September issue of The Gibraltar Chronicle, hence the format of the results is different. 



 

  • The government introduced the compulsory wearing of masks in all covered public areas with a few specific exemptions. Do you support or oppose this measure?

 

28% Strongly Support

31% Support

11% Neutral

10% Oppose

20% Strongly Oppose

Don’t Know

 

 

  • Do you know what the 'specific exemptions' are, where one does not need to wear a mask in a covered public area?

 

66% Yes

34% No

 

 

  • How long do you foresee this measure (compulsory mask wearing) to be in place for?

 

3% Up to 1 Month

6% Up to 2 Months

14% Up to 3 Months

29% Up to 6 Months

15% Up to 1 Year

16% More than a year

17% Don't know

 

 

  • How clear, if at all, would you say public health and government advice has been in respect to recommendations and guidelines for living in this 'new normal'?

 

7.7%  Very Clear

22.4% Clear

36%  Somewhat Clear

32%  Not very Clear

2.1% Don't Know

 

 

  • In regards to 'mask' law, Gibraltar and Spain took different approaches. Spain introduced the mandatory use of face masks in all public spaces, including outdoors, in mid July. In Gibraltar, masks were first mandatory on public transport and in medical settings, later in August masks were required in shops and then in covered public areas as Covid-19 cases rose. Which approach do you think was best for our community? 

 

41.3% Gibraltar's Approach

24% Spain's Approach

27% None - I do not support the wearing of masks

7.7% Don’t Know

 

 

  • Do you agree, if at all, with the following statement? 'People in the UK are adhering to hygiene guidelines and social distancing MORE than people in Gibraltar'

 

6% Strongly Agree

5% Agree

16% Neutral

32% Disagree

20% Strongly Disagree

21% Don't Know

 

 

  • Do you agree, if at all, with the following statement? 'People in the SPAIN are adhering to hygiene guidelines and social distancing MORE than people in Gibraltar'

 

16.% Strongly Agree

27% Agree

26% Neutral

13% Disagree

5% Strongly Disagree

Don't Know

 

 

  • How concerned are you, if at all, about the virus?

 

This is our 'tracker' question, we have been asking it for a few months now to track the shifts and changes in views.

Average Rating: 5.3