Since just about the beginning of the pandemic, partisanship has shaped Americans’ perceptions of risk and their behavior. Polls showed there were divisions over things like wearing masks and reopening business, and studies of mobile phone data confirmed Republicans and Democrats were — to some extent — living their lives differently. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses the role partisanship has played in the country’s pandemic response and speak with The Atlantic’s Emma Green about her recent article, “The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown.”
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