Young People Are Abandoning Masks

To judge from the opinion polls, you’d think young people are wildly enthusiastic about all the coronavirus restrictions, with 57% of 18 to 25 year-olds being in favour of the introduction of vaccine passports as a condition of entry for nightclubs, according to YouGov. But a new YouGov poll suggests otherwise. MailOnline has more.

The survey found 46% of 18 to 24 year-olds said they wore a face mask in a public place in the last two weeks, compared to 58% on July 16th and 64% on June 2nd.

Meanwhile, the survey of 1,742 British adults between July 21st and 22nd found other age groups were still wearing face coverings at around the same rate.

Data shows 69% of all Britons say they wore a face mask in the last two weeks, compared to 71% on July 16th and 73% on June 2nd.

YouGov also said young people were less likely to be fully vaccinated and more likely to have disabled their NHS COVID-19 app.

The researcher said that while last week 38% of 18 to 24 year-olds had been avoiding crowded places, this has now fallen to 26%.

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