Category: Politics

Elite Endorsement Experiments about COVID-19: Two Cheers for Null Results

There is a lot of social science research about COVID-19, both in the United States and around the world. Much of it focuses on the role of elite messaging in affecting pandemic-related beliefs and behaviors. Most scholars believe—instinctively and intuitively—that elite messaging is a fundamentally important driver of behavior and public opinion about the pandemic. […]