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Nearly 40% of voters say they'll be ready to stop wearing masks in 3 months or less

Just under 30% say they already feel comfortable foregoing one.

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New York City residents wearing masks
New York City residents wearing masks
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Updated: December 24, 2020 - 3:23pm

The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook

Nearly 40% of voters say they'll be ready to stop wearing masks in public in three months or less, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Among the 39% of respondents who indicated as much, the largest share — 27% — said they were "already comfortable" doing so, while 5% said it would be "a month or so" before they felt that way and 7% said it would be "two to three months."

A 53% majority of voters, meanwhile, said they'd feel comfortable discarding their masks in three to six months (14%), more than six months (30%) or never (9%). 

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How long will it be before you feel comfortable going out in public without wearing a mask?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

The science supporting widespread mask usage to control transmission of respiratory viruses is still comparatively sparse; prior to this year, numerous studies had consistently shown that masks appeared to have little to no effect in that regard. 

Numerous public health officials, meanwhile, have argued that Americans will need to continue wearing masks even after being vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Click here for this poll's cross-demographic tabulations.

To see this poll's methodology and sample demographics, click here.  

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