87 PERCENT OF CANADIANS SAY WEARING A MASK IS THEIR CIVIC DUTY: LEGER POLL

Sep 22, 2020

By Jane Brown

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The vast majority of Canadians not only support the mandatory wearing of masks in public places, but they feel a responsibility to their fellow citizens.
An online Leger survey finds 83 percent of respondents feel governments should order people to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces, representing a 16 percent increase from July before the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.

Meantime, 87 per cent say wearing a mask is a civic duty because it protects others from COVID-19, while 21 per cent feel it is an infringement on personal freedoms, a decline of six per cent from July.
As for the anti-mask protests that have happened in various parts of the country in recent weeks, 88 per cent of respondents say they oppose the demonstrations while just 12 per cent support the protests.

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