research product . 2021

Dynamic public perceptions of the coronavirus disease crisis, the Netherlands, 2020.

Vries, M. de; Claassen, L.; Wierik, M.J.M. te; Hof, S. van den; Brabers, A.E.M.; Jong, J.D. de; Timmermans, D.R.M.; Timen, A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
Background and method A key component of outbreak control is monitoring public perceptions and public response. To determine public perceptions and public responses during the first 3 months of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the Netherlands, we conducted 6 repeated surveys of ≈3,000 persons. Results Generalized estimating equations analyses revealed changes over time as well as differences between groups at low and high risk. Overall, respondents perceived the risks associated with COVID-19 to be considerable, were positive about the mitigation measures, trusted the information and the measures from authorities, and adopted protective measures. S...
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