EUSEA Bistro presents revealing studies on citizen’s attitudes towards Corona 

How important are research results for people in times of the Corona pandemic? According to the public, what role should science play in politics when dealing with Corona? Do citizens feel well informed about Corona? At the EUSEA Bistro on May 14, EUSEA president Markus Weißkopf, Wissenschaft im Dialog, and Gustav Bohlin, Researcher at Vetenskap + Allmänhet, presented two studies conducted in March and April 2020.

Interesting results of the studies conducted in Germany and Sweden:

  • During the COVID crisis, citizens trust in science – more than ever before!
  • Controversies in the fields of science are seen as helpful and necessary.
  • Trust in journalists is low.
  • Traditional media is being preferred towards social media.

Here you can find the link to the report of the Science Barometer, Special Corona Edition, conducted by Wissenschaft im Dialog in Germany in April: https://www.wissenschaft-im-dialog.de/en/our-projects/science-barometer/science-barometer-special-edition-on-corona/

Here are the results of the attitude survey conducted by Vetenskap + Allmänhet in Sweden in March and April: https://v-a.se/2020/05/coronavirus-in-the-swedish-media-less-hyped-tone-of-reporting/

The Italian perspective is shown in an article on an Italian study published by Massimiano Bucchi: https://sagepus.blogspot.com/2020/03/italian-citizens-and-covid-19.html