Gadarian discusses forthcoming book on politics, COVID with Raw Story

Shana Gadarian 2021Professor Shana Kushner Gadarian is the co-author of the forthcoming "Pandemic Politics: How COVID-19 Exposed the Depth of American Polarization" (Princeton University Press). The book looks at how the former president put his needs first, creating polarized conditions around public health that are still present today. "My co-authors and I looked specifically at politicization around pandemic policies very early on that created partisan gaps in how people in the public responded. For instance, as early as March 2020, we saw differences in health behaviors by the party someone identifies with," says Gadarian. "We have survey data looking at policy attitudes, behaviors and evaluations of government from March 2020 to April 2021. These partisan gaps that we saw early on have stuck around," she says. Read more in the Raw Story article, "A new book proves right-wing politics caused mass injury and death." 01/13/22