/ Modified apr 17, 2021 8:06 a.m.

Ideologies and other factors that affect the decision to mask up

UA sociologist Jim Shockey studied national data to learn more about peoples' behavior during the pandemic.

The issue of mask, the ability to choose whether or not to wear one and how those choices affect others have captured the attention of sociologists at the University of Arizona. We heard from UA School of Sociology Associate Professor Jim Shockey who analyzed national data that tracked how people have behaved during the pandemic and how their ideologies factor into their decisions.

As masking up goes from being a rule to a recommendation results can vary. Arizona 360 heard firsthand from residents across Pima County about what drives whether or not they decide to wear a mask.

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