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Results; The Mask

September 07, 2020

Results; The Mask Image

Results: The Mask

Please note this was a Your Say poll for The Gibraltar Chronicle and so the analysis of the following results was discussed in the 4th August issue of The Gibraltar Chronicle, hence they format of the results is different.  

  • Since the start of the pandemic have you worn a face mask?

54% Yes, because it was mandatory (public transport, Gha visit etc…)

22%  No, because I haven’t felt it necessary

16%  Yes, as an extra precaution

5%  Yes, because my job required it

3% No, because I have been shielding

  • In your opinion, the evidence of the effectiveness of wearing masks as a means of reducing  the spread of covid 19 is...

47% Conclusive that it is effective in reducing the spread of the virus

21% Conclusive that is barely effective

9% Conclusive that it isn’t effective at all

23% Inconclusive

  • As far as you understand it, is the point of wearing face masks more to...

10% Prevent the wearer from potentially catching coronavirus from others

79% Prevent others from potentially catching coronavirus from the wearer

11% Don’t know

  • Do you believe people wearing face masks helps public health, or makes no difference?  

64% Helps public health

29% Makes no difference

7% Don’t Know

  • Do you support or oppose the mandatory use of face masks on PUBLIC TRANSPORT while the coronavirus outbreak is still ongoing?

 47% Strongly Support

 27% Support     TOTAL SUPPORT=74%

10% Oppose

13% Strongly Oppose  TOTAL OPPOSE= 23%

3% Don’t Know

  • Would you support or oppose making it compulsory to wear face masks in SHOPS while the coronavirus outbreak is still ongoing?

31% Strongly Support

30% Support    TOTAL SUPPORT=61%

18% Oppose

18% Strongly Oppose TOTAL OPPOSE= 36%

7% Don’t Know

  • Would you support or oppose making it compulsory to wear face masks in public while the coronavirus outbreak is still ongoing? 

17% Strongly Support

28% Support      TOTAL SUPPORT= 45%

15% Oppose

28% Strongly Oppose TOTAL OPPOSE= 43%

11% Don’t Know

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

Average: 5.7

  • How confident are you, if at all, that the public will adhere to hygiene guidelines and social distancing? 

 4% Very Confident

19% Confident

35% Somewhat Confident

42% Not Confident

0% Don’t Know