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New Project on the Reception and Acceptance of COVID-19-Related Communication in Times of Political Polarisation

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News from Sep 09, 2020

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas was granted a corona-related research project by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research: RAPID-COVID ("Receiving and Accepting Public Information Despite Polarization: Key to Overcoming COVID-19") that he will conduct together with Dr. David Schieferdecker from the Institute for Journalism and Communication Science. The focus of the project is the information landscape in the current pandemic. Based on a three-wave online panel survey with integrated survey experiments, the following questions will be addressed: Do citizens receive the necessary information on the COVID 19 pandemic? Do they feel well and sufficiently informed? What differences in the level of information are there between different segments of the population and what can be done about it? How do citizens process the information they receive? And finally: To what extent is the level of information related to the acceptance of measures to contain the pandemic?

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