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Gadarian Speaks to Christian Science Monitor About Partisan Patterns, COVID Behaviors

December 2, 2021

Christian Science Monitor

Shana Kushner Gadarian

Shana Kushner Gadarian


When the pandemic shut down normal life in March 2020, partisan patterns in personal behavior became clear early on, and have stuck, according to a forthcoming book, “Pandemic Politics: How COVID-19 Revealed the Depths of Partisan Polarization,” co-authored by Professor Shana Gadarian.

Such behaviors include mask-wearing, social distancing, and later, a willingness to be vaccinated.

"There are these big gaps between Republicans and Democrats that we see in our survey data very early on in March 2020, and which don’t go away over time as the virus starts to move across the country,” says Gadarian. "Those patterns have locked in."

Read more in the Christian Science Monitor article, "As US faces new COVID variant, calls for patience and prudence."


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