My new study on COVID-19 skepticism and conspiracy myths in Germany is available

In the recent weeks I analyzed the WSI work force panel regarding the prevalence of discontent and skeptical attitudes regarding the coronavirus in Germany. It is available here (unfortunately only in German). But here is a thread that summarizes the most important findings with a lot of figures: in German, in English.

It shows a widespread prevalence of conspiracy myths in Germany – especially among the younger, low-income, low-educated respondents and respondents in the East of Germany.

The attitudes prove to be pretty stable. The discontent increases particularly among groups who carried most of the crisis´ financial burden or have a potentially lower risk-perception for the virus.

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