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Vanderbilt study: Democrats, Republicans see COVID-19 dangers VERY differently

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  A new Vanderbilt study has confirmed a strong connection between political affiliation and social distancing.

The Vanderbilt study finds that early in the pandemic Democrats and Republicans were equally concerned about COVID-19.

However, that changed quickly as the health crisis deepened. By September, researchers say Republicans were nearly twice as likely to engage in risky social activities.

The study’s authors say a contributing factor is the “growing polarization in media consumption across party lines.”

The Vanderbilt research involved interviews with more than one-million Americans nationwide.

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