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The Richer You are, The More Likely You’ll Social Distance, Study Finds

The higher a person’s income, the more likely they were to protect themselves at the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, Johns Hopkins University economists find.

When it comes to adopting behaviors including social distancing and mask wearing, the team detected a striking link to their financial well-being. People who made around $230,000 a year were as much as 54% more likely to increase these types of self-protective behaviors compared to people making about $13,000.

ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Political Scientist Available To Discuss Threats To U.S. Democracy Emerging In 2020 Election

A new book released Aug. 11 by Johns Hopkins University political scientist Robert Lieberman and Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University explores the frightening fragility of American democracy when faced with historical challenges reminiscent of today’s political rancor and division.