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Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) - February 10, 2021

Public responses to pandemic policy interventions: a survey of findings from the COVID-19 Monitor project

Feb 01, 2021

In March 2020 the Digital Society Lab, in partnership with public opinion research firm Vox Pop Labs, launched a rolling study of attitudes and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The COVID-19 Monitor, as the project came to be called, has since become the largest study of its kind in Canada having to date surveyed more than 65,000 Canadians across 27 waves. Findings from the COVID-19 Monitor have been taken up by federal and provincial governments, featured in dozens of media reports, and published in numerous scholarly journals.

In this presentation, a panel of Digital Society Lab fellows will present findings from works in progress and recently published studies drawing on data from the COVID-19 Monitor. These works span a range of salient themes related to the pandemic, including mask usage, vaccine hesitancy, conspiracy theories as well as gendered implications and partisan responses to policy interventions.

Panel Presenters include:

Clifton van der Linden (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, McMaster University)

Regan Johnston (PhD student, Department of Political Science, McMaster University)

Joanna Massie (PhD student, Department of Political Science, McMaster University)

Justin Savoie, (PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto)

Anwar Sheluchin (PhD student, Department of Political Science, McMaster University)

Cassidy Bereskin (4th year undergraduate political science student, McMaster University)