Social distancing, politics and wealth

17 May 2021

Professorial Fellow Ben Ansell and Postdoctoral Fellows Asli Cansunar and Mads Elkjaer examine political, economic and demographic factors that are linked to social distancing compliance.

Using anonymised data from the Google Community Mobility surveys, they find a strong correlation between social distancing, population attitudes and economic security.

(Ben Ansell, Asli Cansunar and Mads Andreas Elkjaer, ‘Social distancing, politics and wealth’. Published in West European Politics 44(5-6):1283-1313, doi: 10.1080/01402382.2021.1917154)