If the survey is reflective of American sentiment (sample is small, about 500 people), it appears that a large majority of people are willing to accept, even prefer the imposition of COVID passports for travel, etc. It seems most value “personal peace” so much so that they are willing sacrifice their freedoms in exchange for more authoritarian government controls.
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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times. View more posts