PsyPost: Analysis of Google search data indicates politics played a major role in shaping COVID-19 fears in the United States

PsyPost: Analysis of Google search data indicates politics played a major role in shaping COVID-19 fears in the United States. “Political partisanship is a better predictor of the fear of dying of COVID-19 than coronavirus cases and deaths, according to new research that examined search data from Google. The study, published in PLOS One, uncovered significant differences between states that supported Hillary Clinton and states that supported Donald Trump in 2016.”

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