Two out of three Norwegians support use of face masks, new survey finds

Face maskPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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Two out of three Norwegians are positive about the use of face masks, according to the Norwegian Corona Monitor survey from Opinion.

Most Norwegians support new anti-infection measures, and few believe that the current guidelines are too strict.

“A clear trend is that Norwegians are becoming increasingly positive about face masks. 

Two out of three Norwegians are now positive regarding the use of face masks, compared to one out of three in May. Oslo’s inhabitants are the most positive,” senior adviser Nora Clausen in Opinion noted in a press release.

A total of 12,500 Norwegians took part in the survey.

Six out of ten Norwegians state that they bought face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. That is an increase of ten percentage points since August.

“Second wave”

“We are facing a second infection wave in several places in Europe. Norwegians have long feared a new peak of infection in Norway during the autumn, and most people support the measures against the infection,” Clausen added.

Last week, almost nine out of ten Norwegians stated that they were in favor of nightclubs registering guests.

A total of 15% believe that the authorities’ guidelines are too strict, while 72% don’t think that. 

The proportion of those who think that the anti-infection guidelines are too strict has fallen by two percentage points since August and seven percentage points since June.

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