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Affective Polarization Did Not Increase During the Coronavirus Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Abstract: "The researchers document trends in affective polarization during the coronavirus pandemic. In their main measure, affective polarization is relatively flat between July 2019 and February 2020, then falls significantly around the onset of the pandemic. Two other data sources show no evidence of an increase in polarization around the onset of the pandemic. Finally, they show in an experiment that priming respondents to think about the coronavirus pandemic significantly reduces affective polarization."

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Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research WP-20-51; Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research Working Paper 20-51
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2020-10-26
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Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research
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Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research: https://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/
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