Majority of Wyomingites claim to wear a mask, says latest UW survey

The University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) has conducted 7 surveys this summer to measure public opinion on topics related to COVID-19.

Their latest survey on August 10th claims, a majority — 61% — of Wyoming residents say they have changed their daily routines by now wearing personal protective equipment, such as face masks, in public because of the coronavirus.

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This is an increase of 8 percentage points since July 14th and an increase of 15 percentage points since April, according to WYSAC.

A total of 503 Wyoming residents participated in the latest survey representing all Wyoming counties, ages and genders, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

When asked about the previous two weeks, 44% of Wyoming residents say they always wore a face mask when in indoor public places, an increase of 15 percentage points from last month. Additionally, 22% say they wore a mask often, an increase of 2 percentage points.

Almost half — 47% — of Wyoming residents say they would strongly support an ordinance that required people in their community to wear a face mask when visiting indoor public places, with an additional 13% saying they would somewhat support an ordinance.

When asked if they would support an ordinance requiring face mask use in outdoor public places, 21% of Wyoming residents say they would strongly support this, while 19% said they would somewhat support.

To see the survey methodology, chart, figures and complete survey results, go tohttps://wysac.uwyo.edu/wysac/.

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