The Relationship between Social and Political Beliefs and the Attitude towards Covid-19

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Research financier

Institute of Social Sciences, anonymous donations

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The Covid-19 Pandemic: Social and Psychological Aspects

(COVID19 International Collaboration on Social & Moral Psychology, 2020, KOVID19-ML 2020)


Public opinion research


A research project aimed at understanding social and political beliefs and their connection to the Covid-19 pandemic attitudes.


A research project aimed at understanding social and political beliefs and their connection to the socio-psychological variables and attitudes concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. The research is a part of an international project implemented in more than 60 countries, “COVID19 International Collaboration on Social & Moral Psychology”, led by Jay Van Bavel, New York University.


The research resulted in a unique database for studying socio-psychological aspects of the pandemic in a comparative context. In Serbia, as well as in the majority of participating countries, the research was implemented as an online survey.

The questionnaire includes questions which concern believing in conspiracy theories, cooperation, perception of risk, social affiliation, national identification, collective narcissism, moral identity, political ideology, self-respect and cognitive functioning.

The data collection for this research was based on the exiting ISS internet panel, combined with online and social network advertising and promotion.

Recruitment of the respondents was realised in two ways, by e-mail invitations to personal addresses of potential respondents, and by online advertising, primarily on social networks, in information media, and in other ways. The collection of data was realised in the first half of May 2020.


The data collected in the KOVID19-ML 2020 research are free access for all the interested researchers.

These data were used in analyses, the results of which were presented in scientific publications and at conferences. The data are available to the interested public and they would be used in future analyses.

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