BOSTON (AP) — A new poll finds that a majority of Americans support mask and vaccine mandates for students and teachers in K-12 schools.
The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that about 6 in 10 Americans say masks and vaccines should be required in schools.
But attitudes were sharply divided along political lines.
Among Republicans, about 3 in 10 said they favor mask requirements for students and teachers.
That’s compared with about 8 in 10 Democrats, with a similar split over vaccine requirements for teachers and eligible students.
Masks have become a hotly contested topic as U.S. schools reopen amid surging numbers of coronavirus cases.
Some states are mandating masks, while some have barred mask requirements.