Premise & Politico: Transportation, Masking, and COVID-19

19 April 2022

Fiorella Riccobono

Last week, the Biden administration extended the federal mask mandate for all transportation and Philadelphia was the first major US city to reinstate its indoor mask mandate. These announcements prompted Premise to launch a task to get a general pulse on how Americans are feeling about mask mandates, transportation, and evolving COVID-19 restrictions. 

Premise’s findings were mentioned in Politico’s “Morning Transportation” newsletter, examining the latest news in transportation and infrastructure politics and policy.

The excerpt read: 

MANDATES, YES? Elected officials of both parties have voted down continuing mask mandates, and the White House has repeatedly stressed that any further extension of mask mandates would be made by the CDC before Monday’s abrupt change. But new polling shared with MT shows that a majority of Americans support an extension of the federal mask mandate for transit.

“Premise, a market research company, surveyed 2,720 U.S. adults from April 15 to April 17 via cell phone and found that 60 percent of respondents strongly or somewhat agreed with extending the mandate. Respondents were split almost equally over whether passengers who refuse to wear masks should be placed on a no-fly list.”

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