Anti-intellectualism and the mass public’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Nature Human Behaviour
Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2021
https://www.nature.com/nathumbehav/volumes/5/issues/6

 

Article | 28 April 2021
Anti-intellectualism and the mass public’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Merkley and Loewen find that anti-intellectualism (distrust in experts and intellectuals) is linked to COVID-19 (mis)perceptions, compliance with public health directives and information search using survey and experimental data from Canada.
Eric Merkley, Peter John Loewen