Citizens’ Attitudes Under the Covid-19 Pandemic
by Vincenzo Galasso (Bocconi) and Sylvain Brouard (Sciences Po)
Vincenzo Galasso is involved in the Citizens’ Attitudes Under the Covid-19 Pandemic project coordinated by Sylvain Brouard (Sciences Po, CEVIPOF).
The project’s objectives are: to measure the dynamics of perceptions and (social) representations among different groups of people, based on stratified representative samples; to explain the reasons why people are more or less likely to comply with public recommendations under certain circumstances (to be investigated by online survey and randomized experiments); to address causal mechanisms by which people perceive the salience of how the virus disseminates differently and react to the discourse of public authorities and other public opinion leaders in their community accordingly; to study the conditions under which the post Covid-19 period is likely both to increase fragmentation within societies and to affect social cohesion. The survey will provide information on how citizens’ expectations are shaped on the transformations and economic disorders they will have to deal with in the post Covid-19 era.
The study also aims to investigate how people respond to the crisis in terms of economic well-being, tax implications, preferences on the role of the state, economic choices related to the national context and supranational environment (cooperation vs. self-interest).