Environment, Health & Science Publications

The most important problem facing the country today

November 1, 2020, 5:18 pm

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum wanted to find out which issues are, or will be, on voters’ minds as they enter…

Public opinion on government reaction to COVID-19

November 1, 2020, 5:09 pm

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum found found a remarkably consistent picture of public opinion: respondents prefer state governments over the federal…

Public health and Trump support

November 1, 2020, 4:56 pm

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum looked at the degree to which vote choice is associated with attitudes and behaviors regarding the…

COVID-19 fake news on Twitter

October 22, 2020, 1:31 pm

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum sought to answer the question of who is spreading misinformation on COVID-19. You can read the…

COVID-19 test result times have gotten faster, but cannot support broad contact tracing

October 19, 2020, 10:47 am

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum looked the speed at which survey respondents received COVID-19 test results, and what that means for…

Survey finds overwhelming public support for a fifth COVID-19 relief package

October 1, 2020, 10:11 pm

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum analyzed public attitudes regarding a new COVID-19 relief package. You can download the full report here….

Misinformation and vaccine acceptance

September 24, 2020, 11:41 am

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum looked at the acceptance of false information in regards to COVID-19, and it’s link to vaccine…

New study finds trust in COVID-19 vaccines aligns with political parties

September 18, 2020, 3:16 pm

The latest survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States found that supporters of Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci were significantly more likely to get vaccinated than backers of President Donald Trump.

UPDATE: COVID Public Opinion Study Finds Continued Disapproval for Government Executives

September 8, 2020, 4:02 pm

The twelfth survey conducted by the multi-university COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, led in part by Shorenstein Center faculty Matthew Baum and Kennedy School Institute of Politics Polling Director John Della Volpe, found a continued disapproval for how…

Survey finds majority in U.S. believe it is unsafe for schools to reopen in fall

August 19, 2020, 3:43 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country as we draw closer to a new school year leaving school districts across the United States struggling with the decision of whether to stay remote in the fall, return to classes in…