Density’s Consequences (05-24-21)

Research into during-pandemic experiences continues to be published.  Cavazza and colleagues, reporting on data collected in Italy, share that “COVID-19 lockdown measures forced people to stay indoors 24/7s. . . . .  household crowding during the lockdown was positively associated with support for anti-democratic political systems. . . .  These associations did not depend on participants’ pre-pandemic socio-economic status and predisposition to strong political leaders.”

Nicoletta Cavazza, Silvia Russo Pasquale Colloca, and Michele Roccato. “Household Crowding Can Have Political Effects:  An Empirical Study on Support for Anti-Democratic Political Systems During the COVID-19 Lockdown in Italy.”  Journal of Environemntal Psychology, in press, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2021.101628