Political partisanship influences behavioral responses to governors’ recommendations for COVID-19 prevention in the United States

  title={Political partisanship influences behavioral responses to governors’ recommendations for COVID-19 prevention in the United States},
  author={Guy Grossman and Soojong Kim and Jonah Rexer and Harsha Thirumurthy},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={24144 - 24153}
Significance We examine the role of partisanship in engagement in physical distancing following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States. We use data on daily mobility patterns for US counties along with information on county-level political preferences and the timing of state government leaders’ recommendations for individuals to stay at home. We find that state government leaders’ recommendations were more effective in reducing mobility in Democratic-leaning… 

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