Public attitudes and the management of the COVID-19 crisis: the importance of personal responsibility

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John Connolly draws on new survey data to argue that the UK public have a strong sense of individual responsibility when it comes to containing the spread of the virus and resolving the crisis. He also finds that the decisions of governmental actors at multiple levels are generally perceived as positive, but warns that clear communication from government is crucial in maintaining this support as the UK prepares to exit the lockdown.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLSE British Politics and Policy
PublisherThe London School of Economics and Political Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020



  • Covid 19
  • Crisis
  • Public opinion

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