Citizens’ Attitudes Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Citizens’ Attitudes Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Research Team: Ruth Dassonneville, (Departement of Political Science, Université de Montréal), Éric Bélanger (Department of Political Science, McGill), Richard Nadeau (Department of Political Science, UdeM), Jean-François Daoust (Department of Political Science, University of Edinburgh), Erick Lachapelle (Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal)

  • Abstract:

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive challenge it entails for global health and economics, it is imperative that the social sciences be mobilized to measure, analyze and explain ordinary people’s perceptions of and behavioral reactions to the disease caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It is equally essential that attitudes towards policies on a number of issues – health, the economy, civil liberties – and towards governments and institutions be investigated and documented.

The project will investigate representations, attitudes and reactions among the general public in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of countries exposed to the coronavirus. Contrary to conventional research projects, this proposal will be implemented over a short period of time and offer relevant and immediate deliverables for academics and public decision-makers.

Visit the Canada Chair in Electoral Democracy website or the official website of the project for more information and data.


  • Academic publications

April 2020, SocArXiv – How to survey citizens’ compliance with COVID-19 public health measures? Evidence from three survey experiments – Jean-François Daoust, Richard Nadeau, Ruth Dassonneville, Erick Lachapelle, Éric Bélanger, Justin Savoie, and Clifton van der Linden