A glass door, mirror and mirror top have been discovered to be distracting for some Australian citizens, according to a new study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The study found that people were much more likely to see a person wearing a head covering than they were to see someone wearing a plain shirt and tie.
“The more visible, the more distracting it is to others,” study author John O’Shea told the ABC.
“People who are not wearing a mask are also more likely than others to see an object.”
Mr O’Malley said people would sometimes find it difficult to concentrate on what they were looking at, or they would be distracted by the mirrors and other objects in the room.
“I think that’s because it is a relatively new thing that we’re trying to teach,” he said.
“We’re trying really hard to educate people not to wear masks, and that’s what we’ve done with this.”
The study involved an anonymous telephone survey of more than 5,000 Australians in 2013.
It found that of the people surveyed, just over half were aware of the Australian Defence Force’s policy that bans wearing masks in public.
The report found that Australians who were not wearing masks were more likely that they were more open to seeing people wearing masks, with a higher likelihood of being willing to share a mask with another person.
“So I think we’re not seeing that as an absolute issue, but we are seeing that there is a higher percentage of people that are open to it,” Dr O’ Shea said.
The Australian Defence Forces did not respond to the ABC’s request for comment.