Stockholm Syndrome: Study Claims People Trust Their Leaders Even MORE After COVID-19 Lockdown
According to the results of a study done in 15 European countries and released by the University of Louvain in Belgium, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) scam-demic™ has not adversely affected people's inexplicable trust in their leaders and politicians:
...The survey was done throughout the month of March, coinciding with 31 days during which Europe and the world were plunged into a different reality.
That coincidence enabled the team to study a different aspect that it would never have imagined, the researcher explained, that of measuring the impact of the drastic measures taken by respective governments on citizens' political attitudes.
The survey's results showed that citizens gave sitting governments a vote of confidence: if elections had been held just after the decisions linked to confinement, the ruling party, or at least that of the Prime Minister, would have received an additional 5% of votes.
The team also found that respondents had greater trust in their respective governments after lockdown measures were taken than before and expressed greater satisfaction at the way democracy functioned in their country, irrespective of the country and the way in which the measures were implemented.
Respondents evidently understood that Covid-19 was a major public health challenge requiring drastic policies and despite the inconvenience, the curtailment of freedom and economic repercussions, people appreciated their governments' policies.