Many people DO NOT want to learn CPR. It’s scary. Knowing CPR means that if you ever come across a situation that requires it, you would have an inherent duty to act. For people who have never had training, they can take comfort in knowing that there’s nothing they can do because they were never trained. The weight is off their shoulders and the pressure to help is on somebody else.
This instinct is not uncommon, but there are some things to recognize in regards to it. First, CPR is much simpler than people imagine. One of the fears much of the general public have regarding CPR is that they’ll forget how to do it.