China COVID-19 Lockdown Trend Report
Survey conducted online in China among 2,022 people between January 23 and March 13 amidst COVID-19 lockdown detects shifts in values and trust.
Increase in collective values, etiquette, appreciation and service to others, while people struggle to adapt amidst lockdowns during COVID-19 pandemic.
Increasing focus on the collective, declining tolerance of individualism
Rising trust in people, education, civil servants and Chinese companies
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By Martijn Lampert & Anne Blanksma
March 21, 2020
It was a coincidence that we were conducting the online fieldwork of our annual worldwide Glocalities survey amidst the lockdowns in China. As global values researchers we feel the responsibility to share the outcomes publicly, as China is ahead of the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to other countries.
How are values and trust of people shifting due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures, and how will this translate over time into societal trends?
See also this newspaper Op-Ed about this question by our Principal Anne Blanksma.
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