Objectives We aimed to analyze the enduring effects exerted by COVID‐19 exposure and subjective economic threats on support for anti‐democratic political systems. Method We performed a two‐wave longitudinal study on a quota panel of the Italian adult population (N = 1,073), surveyed first in April 2020, during the first peak of the pandemic (T1) and the first lockdown, and second in October 2020, at the onset of the second peak of the pandemic and of the second lockdown (T2). Results A mediation model showed that COVID‐19 exposure and subjective economic threats, measured at T1, fostered a negative evaluation of how the government managed the pandemic, which, in turn, had a positive association with support for anti‐democratic political systems, both measured at T2. Conclusion The existential threats related to the COVID‐19 pandemic have enduring political consequences, undermining people's support for democracy, even six months after their onset.

The Lasting Effects of the COVID‐19 Pandemic on Support for Anti‐Democratic Political Systems : A Six‐Month Longitudinal Study / Roccato, Michele; Russo, Silvia; Colloca, Pasquale; Cavazza, Nicoletta. - In: SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY. - ISSN 0038-4941. - STAMPA. - 102:5(2021), pp. 2285-2295. [10.1111/ssqu.12958]

The Lasting Effects of the COVID‐19 Pandemic on Support for Anti‐Democratic Political Systems : A Six‐Month Longitudinal Study

Colloca, Pasquale
Penultimo
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2021

Abstract

Objectives We aimed to analyze the enduring effects exerted by COVID‐19 exposure and subjective economic threats on support for anti‐democratic political systems. Method We performed a two‐wave longitudinal study on a quota panel of the Italian adult population (N = 1,073), surveyed first in April 2020, during the first peak of the pandemic (T1) and the first lockdown, and second in October 2020, at the onset of the second peak of the pandemic and of the second lockdown (T2). Results A mediation model showed that COVID‐19 exposure and subjective economic threats, measured at T1, fostered a negative evaluation of how the government managed the pandemic, which, in turn, had a positive association with support for anti‐democratic political systems, both measured at T2. Conclusion The existential threats related to the COVID‐19 pandemic have enduring political consequences, undermining people's support for democracy, even six months after their onset.
2021
The Lasting Effects of the COVID‐19 Pandemic on Support for Anti‐Democratic Political Systems : A Six‐Month Longitudinal Study / Roccato, Michele; Russo, Silvia; Colloca, Pasquale; Cavazza, Nicoletta. - In: SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY. - ISSN 0038-4941. - STAMPA. - 102:5(2021), pp. 2285-2295. [10.1111/ssqu.12958]
Roccato, Michele; Russo, Silvia; Colloca, Pasquale; Cavazza, Nicoletta
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