Survey Shows 57% of Parents Believe Masks Should Be Mandatory in Kindergarten to Grade 12 Classes



TYLER, Texas (KETK) – With students returning to the classroom for the 2021-22 school year, mask mandates have been a trending talking point, especially in Texas.

The current ban on mask warrants in Texas schools has caused many to be divided over their preferences, and various school districts in Texas have challenged this ban by implementing mask warrants.

In east Texas, the ISDs of Longview, Lufkin, Paris and Diboll are some of the districts that are being sued for their mask mandates.

According to a survey conducted by UT Tyler in conjunction with the Dallas Morning News, 57% of parents believe masks should be mandatory in all grades K-12. This study was conducted from September 7 to 14, 2021 among 1,148 registered voters.

In addition to Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on mask warrants, there is also a ban on vaccine warrants, regardless of vaccine approval status.

59% of those surveyed say they have already received the COVID-19 vaccine while 18% say they do not plan to be vaccinated. Of those who are not considering getting the vaccine and haven’t made an appointment to do so, 27% are concerned about possible side effects and 15% feel they don’t have enough information about it. the vaccine.


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