Willingness to wear face masks outside during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK 2020

As of May 17, 2020, it was found that almost 67 percent of survey respondents in the United Kingdom would be very willing to wear a face mask or covering during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic if it became the law, with a further 19 percent quite willing to wear a face mask in this circumstance. The British public are slightly more likely to listen to their own government over international organizations, with 48 percent very willing to wear a face mask if the government advised it, compared to 42 percent if an international organization did.

The latest number of cases in the UK can be found here. For further information about the coronavirus pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Distribution of peoples' willingness to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK) as of May 2020, by circumstance

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Sources

Release date

May 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 11 to May 17, 2020

Number of respondents

Approx 1,000

Special properties

UK Adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question was worded in the source as: "How willing or not are you to wear a face mask or covering if..?

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United Kingdom (UK)"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.