Values and CoronaVirus Crisis
What happened to human values during the outbreak of the Covid-19?
The Dutch team of EVS replicated EVS2017 questions to test stability or change of a well-selected set of opinions and values before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tim Reeksens, Quita Muis, Inge Sieben, Leen Vandecasteele, Ruud Luijkx, and Loek Halman rely on a unique longitudinal panel study whereby the Dutch fieldwork of the European Values Study 2017 web survey serves as a baseline; respondents were re-approached in May 2020.
The findings indicate that values remain largely stable. However, there is an increase in political support, confirming the so-called rally effect.
The results of this study has been published in the open access article “Stability or change of public opinion and values during the coronavirus crisis? Exploring Dutch longitudinal panel data” on European Societies.