New study by the University of New Mexico looks at shifts in community behaviors
Gabe Sanchez, professor of political science and director of the University of New Mexico’s (UNM’s) Center for Social Policy, is part of an interdisciplinary research team looking at how the pandemic is impacting behaviors of the US population as a result of the pandemic.
“Because we were able to move quickly, we are one of the few teams have data from early on in the pandemic,” Sanchez explained. “We’ve been able to get information from thousands of respondents across the country to look at variation in behavior based on where people live, as states have responded in different ways and entered different phases of quarantine.”
The National Panel Study of COVID-19 began in March and focuses on how different ethnicities and political party affiliations have influenced behavior patterns during the pandemic. This new study launched at the early onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has unique data reveals behavioral pattern changes within communities.