Study: People may be embarrassed to wear a mask in public
At a time when social distancing and wearing a mask to cover the nose and mouth has become a norm, some people are shying away from following these protocols. A recent survey has revealed that a majority of adults will refuse to wear face masks in public places, especially in restaurants. In fact, regardless of government advice, 6 out of 10 adults have said that they will refuse to wear a face mask.
The poll was conducted via OnePoll - a market research company - with 2,000 adult respondents, of which 29 per cent said they were embarrassed at the thought of leaving the house wearing a mask. While seven persons out of 10 said they would wear a mask when taking a public transport, a whopping 84 per cent of respondents said they had no intention of wearing one when they are out walking, and 75 per cent said they would not consider wearing a mask when they are meeting family and friends. Some people (one in 10) even went to the extent of saying that they will not wear a mask in public even if it were to become a law.