Feelings experienced while a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK 2020

As of May 17, 2020, 32 percent of survey respondents in the United Kingdom said that they felt better protected when they wore a face mask, with a further 51 percent quite reporting they felt somewhat protected. Furthermore, 22 percent reported that it felt very much normal when wearing a face mask, although 33 percent felt somewhat self-conscious.

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Distribution of peoples' feelings while wearing a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK) as of May 2020

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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 who have worn a face mask outside

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..?

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