National Identity and Public Health Behaviors During Covid-19

In a massive international collaboration including more than 200 researchers, we examined the adoption of public health behaviors and support of public policy interventions during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on 45.000 participants from 67 countries, we found that individuals who identified more strongly with their nation reported greater engagement in public health behaviors (e.g., social distancing and improved physical hygiene) and greater support for public health policies (e.g., early lockdown of public gatherings and travel restrictions). ….[READ]