Poll: Who always wears a mask in public—and who doesn't?

Mask compliance varies by age, geographical region, income level, and perhaps unsurprisingly, political viewpoints, according to a National Geographic and Morning Consult poll.

Published July 10, 2020

How often do you wear a medical or non-medical face mask when you leave your home?

Highlight indicates where a response exceeds average. Read the full story here.

All

All adults (2200)

Gender

Male (989)

Female (1211)

Age

18-34 (567)

35-44 (357)

45-64 (792)

65+ (484)

Generation

GenZers: 1997-2012 (260)

Millennials: 1981-1996 (469)

GenXers: 1965-1980 (560)

Baby Boomers: 1946-1964 (800)

Political affiliation

Democrats (796)

Democratic men (290)

Democratic women (506)

Independents (716)

Independent men (349)

Independent women (367)

Republicans (688)

Republican men (350)

Republican women (338)

Political viewpoint

Liberal (654)

Moderate (611)

Conservative (726)

Education

Less than college (1275)

Bachelor's degree (530)

Post-grad (395)

Income

Under 50k (1082)

50k-100k (752)

100k+ (366)

Ethnicity

White (1744)

Hispanic (172)

Black (198)

Other (258)

Religion

All Christian (1054)

All non-Christian (138)

Atheist (122)

Agnostic / Nothing in particular (530)

Something else (356)

Religious non-Protestant / Catholic (163)

Evangelical (536)

Non-Evangelical (833)

Community

Urban (531)

Suburban (1111)

Rural (558)

Employment

Private sector (654)

Government (137)

Self-employed (167)

Homemaker (145)

Retired (568)

Unemployed (234)

Other (149)

Someone in the household serving in the military

Yes (368)

No (1832)

Things in the country are going in the right direction or they have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track

Right direction (570)

Wrong track (1630)

Approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as President

Strongly approve (463)

Somewhat approve (368)

Somewhat disapprove (255)

Strongly disapprove (1025)

Opinion of Trump

Very favorable (489)

Somewhat favorable (338)

Somewhat unfavorable (201)

Very unfavorable (1062)

The top set of issues on your mind when you cast your vote for federal offices

Economy (712)

Security (285)

Health care (445)

Medicare / Social Security (266)

Women's issues (92)

Education (118)

Energy (80)

Other (202)

Voted for this candidate in the 2018 election for U.S. House

Democratic U.S. House candidate (809)

Republican U.S. House candidate (648)

Someone else (73)

Vote for this candidate in the 2016 election for President

Hillary Clinton (717)

Donald Trump (697)

Other (160)

Didn't Vote (625)

Voted in the 2014 election

Yes (1344)

No (856)

Vote for this candidate in the 2012 election for President

Barack Obama (864)

Mitt Romney (577)

Other (72)

Didn't vote (686)

Region

Northeast (474)

Midwest (494)

South (850)

West (382)

This poll was conducted between June 24-June 28, 2020 among a national sample of 2,200 adults in the United States. The interviews were conducted online and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of adults based on age, gender, educational attainment, race, and region. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

Source: Morning Consult