COVID-19 and Politcal Entrenchment
Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of
Political Science, Department of
BURS Faculty Advisor
Abstract; COVID-19 and Political Entrenchment
COVID-19 has brought a pandemic of immense social, economic, and political changes. Few times throughout history does a disease plague the enter world at once. How the pandemic was to be handled on both an insitutional and individual level inevitably fell into a political issue. The purpose of this research study is to ascertain the degree to which COVID-19 has affected individual and institutional political biases. The thesis is that the pandemic will have indeed entrenched people further into political beliefs. Furthermore, I hypothesize this is the result of not only a political divide but an individualist vs collectivist mentality. The data to test is collected from counties in Colorado, including voting records, issue interest, COVID-19 cases/deaths per capita, and masking attitudes.
Smith, Jake, "COVID-19 and Politcal Entrenchment" (2022). Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). 40.