Why Do People Follow the Rules During Pandemics? Fear or Trust?
Wednesday, May 12, 202112:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
A discussion lead by Anna Gurinskaya (Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny) of St. Petersburg University)
One of the biggest challenges that public authorities are faced with during the pandemic is how to make citizens comply with the mandatory restrictions and requirements such as wearing masks, observing the stay-at-home orders, and maintaining social distancing. Successful governance of the pandemic is not possible without citizens’ voluntary cooperation.
Based on the analysis of data obtained from a survey of residents of St. Petersburg, Russia in May 2020, we will discuss which factors shape compliance with the rules, and which ones appear to be the most important: fear of the infection, fear of punishment for non-compliance, or trust in government and the police.
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