The persuasive effect of Fox News: non-compliance with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has renewed concerns about the dangers of misinformation and its persuasive effects on behaviour. The US response to the pandemic is deeply divided along partisan lines. This study measured the effects of cable news in the US on regional differences in compliance...
The relation between media consumption and misinformation at the outset of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the US
Public understanding of needed preventative measures and rejection of bogus ones is important because SARS-CoV-2 is highly contagious and potentially lethal. This article discusses a survey in early March 2020 to ascertain where and whether US residents were receiving accurate information from news sources.
Tackling preventative illness must remain a top priority for the government in the 2020s. This report argues that the UK government must deliver a paradigm shift in prevention policy from interventions that ‘blame and punish’ to those that ‘empathise and assist.’ The aim of prevention...
This paper provides a data set for public use of roughly 6,000 individuals in six countries relating to beliefs about the pandemic, behaviour change, work and living situations, income, and exposure to the virus, socio-demographic characteristics and pre-pandemic health characteristics.
This article asks whether a 'behavioural prioritisation process' might inform a better communication strategy in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
BehavioursWorks Australia is leading the Australian chapter of the Survey of COVID-19 Responses to Understand Behaviour (SCRUB) project, which aims to give policymakers actionable insights into public attitudes and behaviours relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This publication explains the STICKE database.
A scoping review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion programs focused on modifying chronic disease risk factors
This review provides a comprehensive synthesis of key information on cardiovascular health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia to inform those involved or who have an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, in particular cardiovascular health and provide the evidence...
Worrying trends in the United Kingdom’s public health have emerged in recent years that cannot be overlooked by the incoming government. This briefing focuses on what action the next government needs to take to create a healthier UK society.