Rasmussen Poll: Just Over Half of Americans Say Ending Mask Mandates Is Good

Rasmussen Poll: Just Over Half of Americans Say Ending Mask Mandates Is Good Rasmussen Poll: Just Over Half of Americans Say Ending Mask Mandates Is Good rline passengers and crew members, some not wearing face masks following the end of Covid-19 public transportation rules, walk to flights in the airport terminal in Denver, Colorado on April 19, 2022. – Mask mandates on public transportation are no longer in effect following a ruling by federal judge on April 18, 2022. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty)

By Jeffrey Rodack | Friday, 22 April 2022 12:29 PM

Fifty-one percent of Americans approve of a judge's ruling striking down the nation's federal mask mandate on public transportation, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports.

Here are how the poll results, released Friday, break down:

  • 34% say it is a bad decision, while 16% are not certain.
  • 72% of Republicans say it is a good decision.
  • 51% of Democrats say ending the mask mandate is bad.
  • 48% of independents say it a good decision, compared to 36% who say it is a bad decision.
  • 51% of all those polled say they believe the danger from COVID-19 is mostly over, compared to 40% who think it remains a major public health threat.

The poll, conducted April 20-21, surveyed 1,000 people. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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