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Gadarian quoted in NPR article on COVID-19, support for Trump

November 6, 2020


Shana Kushner Gadarian

Shana Kushner Gadarian

"What we've seen is over time that the biggest determinant of people's worries about COVID-19 and their attitudes about COVID-19 is not where they live or the COVID-19 deaths in their area, but it is their partisanship," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science. "We know partisanship matters a great deal for people's vote choice." She goes on to say, "if you are someone who already trusts the president and you trust him to handle the crisis, then you are both not as concerned as Democrats are and you're more willing to trust that he is the person who can keep you safe and keep the country safe from COVID." Read more in the NPR article, "Many Places Hard Hit By COVID-19 Leaned More Toward Trump In 2020 Than 2016." Gadarian was also interviewed for the City & State article, "New York’s voter registration and turnout continue to lag." 11/06/20

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