Northern European governments responding to COVID-19 with assertive policies and proactive communications were most likely to be supported by citizens, while tentative responses were more likely to split opinion.
Article Title: Lockdowns, lethality, and laissez-faire politics. Public discourses on political authorities in high-trust countries during the COVID-19 pandemic
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