We all want off of the pandemic ride, but there’s still a ways to go. Even if a COVID vaccine were to emerge before the election–which seems highly unlikely–experts say it won’t be widely distributed until mid-2021 at the earliest; worse, 35% of Americans would refuse to take it, which will negatively impact herd immunity.
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Speaking at a recent Senate hearing, CDC head Dr. Robert Redfield testified that “‘face masks are the most important, powerful public health tool we have’ to protect people from COVID-19 — perhaps even more so than a vaccine,” according to Reuters.
Which made us wonder: What’s the most popular style of face mask in America, and what are the rates of mask uptake across the country, versus worldwide? Comparison website Finder.com surveyed 2,000 Americans to find out, and released their findings in a report.
Global Face Mask Rates
Most Popular Types in America
Women More Likely to Wear Masks Than Men
Mask Ownership Far Higher With Older Americans
Mask Popularity by Region
U.S. Mask Rates vs. UK and Canada
Web Search Rates for Masks by State
You can download the entire report here.