Poll Results: Should governments and schools end mask requirements for children?

Last week, we asked readers: "Should governments and schools end mask requirements for children?" The results are in, and a total of 1,216 readers responded to give their thoughts on this question.

The majority of voters were overwhelmingly in favor of ending mask mandates for children with 94 percent (1,143 readers) saying they should be eliminated. Just 6 percent (73 readers) believe that children should still have to wear a mask in schools and other areas.

While the White House recently announced that those who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks, the guidelines for children are less clear. The most recent CDC recommendation allows for children 12 or older to get the vaccine, but there is no word on when those who are younger might receive it.

Many believe that masks aren't necessary for young children since the vaccinated population has greatly risen in recent months. It will be interesting to see if health experts make any official announcements on this topic as school ends for the summer and more vaccine testing continues.

Disclaimer: These polls are to measure the opinions of our readers, and the results reflect the views of those who choose to respond. These polls are opinion-based and not proven, nor based on scientific methods of sampling, data collection, and analysis. We encourage all readers to be informed and educated based on scientific methods of data collections.

Should governments and schools end mask requirements for children?

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