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Poll: Majority Of Californians Believe Masks Should Be Worn In Public

Parents wearing masks look on as San Diego junior lifeguards prepare to jump ...

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Above: Parents wearing masks look on as San Diego junior lifeguards prepare to jump off the Ocean Beach pier Monday, July 6, 2020, in San Diego. The annual event, seen by some San Diegans as a rite of passage, took place again this year, but with precautions meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, including smaller groups of junior lifeguards and fewer parents allowed on the pier at any one time.

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Large majorities of Californians are worried about getting coronavirus and the impact of the pandemic on their pocketbooks, according to a recent poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

Aired: July 30, 2020 | Transcript

Large majorities of Californians are worried about getting coronavirus and the impact of the pandemic on their pocketbooks, according to a recent poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

The survey also showed that three in four Californians believe masks should be worn in public.

Alyssa Dykman, a research associate at PPIC and the lead researcher on their latest survey, joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss the findings.

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