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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Feb 22, 2021

A person’s worldview is a fundamental, gut-level set of instincts that has played a larger role in influencing political attitudes and affiliations in the last two decades. It can also influence thinking on the COVID-19 pandemic and on protective actions like mask wearing and social distancing. Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler, UNC professors and authors of the book “Prius or Pickup? How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide,” talk with guest host Colleen Barry about the concept of worldview and why it matters for understanding the politics of COVID-19.

KEYWORDS: policy; political science