The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a disproportionate and long-term effect on Generation Z, America's youngest generation. Yet, little research has examined the attitudes of Generation Z, particularly on the issue of COVID-19. In a new study forthcoming in Politics & Gender, GVPT Professor Stella Rouse (with Melissa Deckman, GVPT alum Jared McDonald, and Mileah Kromer) examined attitudes about COVID-19 among Generation Z, America's youngest generation. They found that there to be a gender gap in Gen Z attitudes about COVID-19, with women expressing greater health and economic concerns, more support for stay-at-home orders, and a greater likelihood that the government response to the pandemic will influence their vote choice, though these attitudes are mediated by partisanship. 

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